Photo: The Great Lenin addresses crowd in 1917 By Peter Cherry Editor’s note: The original version of this article published on October 25 contained errors which have been corrected in this updated post On October 25, 1917 (November 7, modern calendar), the Bolsheviks, under the leadership of the great Lenin, led the Red Guards and other armed divisions of the Russian working class in an … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Great October Socialist Revolution
Unofficial translation of an article originally appearing in A Nova Democracia “But it is characteristic of the victory of fascism that this victory, on the one hand, bears witness to the weakness of the proletariat, disorganized and paralyzed by the disruptive Social-Democratic policy of class collaboration with the bourgeoisie, and, on the other, expresses the weakness of the bourgeoisie itself, afraid of the realization of … Continue reading Comrade Dimitrov is Immortal!
Photo: Paramedics cart away an activist shot by Klansmen in Greensboro, North Carolina By Gabriel Roshan On November 3, 1979, five activists were murdered in Greensboro, North Carolina, by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and the American Nazi Party, in a shootout known today as the “Greensboro Massacre.” Activists Sandra Smith, César Cauce, James Waller, William Sampson and Michael Nathan were gunned down in broad daylight at … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Greensboro Massacre
Photo: José Carlos Mariátegui La Chira, founder and first General Secretary of what would become the Communist Party of Peru. By Mike Talavera On October 7, 1928, at the height of intense struggle against the social-fascist American Revolutionary Popular Alliance (APRA), José Carlos Mariátegui led the Marxists-Leninists in founding the Peruvian Socialist Party, which would later be renamed the Communist Party of Peru (PCP). This 91st … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Communist Party of Peru is Founded
By Mike Talavera On September 21, 2004, somewhere deep within the forests of India, the official merger of the Maoist Communist Centre of India and the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)[People’s War] was declared, and the Communist Party of India (Maoist) was founded. Fifteen years later in 2019, at the Andhra-Odisha border, an announcement was made at a meeting celebrating this anniversary that the name … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: Founding of the Communist Party of India (Maoist)
By Mark Delaney On June 30, 1892, steelworkers in Homestead, Pennsylvania began a massive strike that would culminate with a full-scale battle at the Homestead Steel Works, owned by the Carnegie Steel Company. The workers were organized under the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, a national trade union, although the union’s membership was only for skilled craftsmen. Production at the mill was increasing due … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Homestead Strike
By Mike Talavera On June 19, 1986, revolutionaries of the Communist Party of Peru and the People’s Guerrilla Army fought to the bitter end against the genocidal Peruvian state in an attack on the prisons of El Fronton, Lurigancho, and Callao in the area of Lima. More than 250 died in a heroically defiant struggle against the forces of reaction and imperialism that lives on … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: Glory to the Day of Heroism!