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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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Iaroslavskaïa, the insurgent: Recuperating lost memories of revolution

The Russian Revolution often reduces itself, in superficial and/or interested narratives, to the seizure of political power in October of 1917 by Lenin’s Bolsheviks.  It was of course far more than that, both before and after.  And if the simple … 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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