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The russian revolution of 1917: Alexander Berkman

It has been asserted by some writers that Bolshevik accession to power in Russia was due to a coup de main, and doubt has been expressed regarding the social nature of the October change. Nothing could be further from the … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: Emma Goldman

The argument that destruction and terror are part of revolution I do not dispute. I know that in the past every great political and social change necessitated violence. America might still be under the British yoke but for the heroic … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: The Dada counterpoint

Dada remains within the framework of European weaknesses; its still shit, but from now on we want to shit in different colours to adorn the zoo of art with the flags of every consulate. Tristan Tzara, Manifesto of Monsieur Antipyrine … Continue reading

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The russian revolution of 1917: All power to the soviets

A graffito graces a wall in today’s Lisbon: “All power to the soviets! 1917/2017”.  If it were not the fact that the graffito is attributed to the youth league of the portuguese communist party, following on a poster campaign celebrating … Continue reading

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The russian february revolution of 1917: Grigori Petrovitch Maximov

We continue to share testimonials/reflections on the russian revolution, shared from and inspired by Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog … Gregory (“Grigori”) Maksimov (often written as “Maximov” and “Maximoff” in English language material) was one of the leading exponents of anarcho-syndicalism … Continue reading

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The russian february revolution of 1917: Boris Yelensky

We continue to share testimonials/reflections on the russian revolution, from Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog … Boris Yelensky (1889-1974) was a Russian anarchist from Kuban, a city in southern Russia just north of the Black Sea. In the 1890s, he moved … Continue reading

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The russian february revolution of 1917: Nestor Makhno

From Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog … Nestor Makhno (1888-1934) is one of the best known (or notorious) of the anarchists involved in the 1917 Russian Revolution. He was from Gulyai-Pole (Huliaipole) in southern Ukraine. He became active in the local … Continue reading

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The russian february revolution of 1917: Anarchist resonances

On International Women’s Day, February 23, 1917, after almost three years of war, women textile workers in Petrograd illegally struck over a food shortage. Soon other workers joined in the strike. By the end of the day, 75,000 workers were … Continue reading

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The economics and politics of the rojava revolution

From a distance, and in the absence of a knowledge of the local languages, news about the “rojava revolution” in nothern syria remains fragmentary and often contradictory.  While supportive of the movement, questions and doubts remain which we are unable … Continue reading

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Revolution is everywhere: A.N.A.L. apropriations of private property

In early December of 2014, the Anonymous Nation of Anarchist Libtertarians declared their independence, in the heart of the crumbling and the nation state formerly known as, United Kingdom (8 December 2014) …

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