PROLETARIAN HISTORY: International Working Women’s Day

Photo: International Working Women’s Day march in Petrograd, Russia, 1917 By Audrey Hellenbrecht On February 27, 1917 (March 8 modern calendar), thousands of women factory workers took to the streets of Petrograd, Russia on International Working Women’s Day (IWWD) to strike against harsh working conditions, bread rationing by the Tsarist government, and World War I, which sent so many workers and peasants into the trenches … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: International Working Women’s Day

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Great October Socialist Revolution

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