Abbie Bakan

A rich history of revolution

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What can an internet-surfing generation learn from the struggle of workers, soldiers and peasants 90 years ago? Abbie Bakan celebrates the Russian Revolution of October 1917

Since the success of the Russian workers' revolution in October 1917, every period of radicalisation and social transformation brings back this moment of history as a reference point.

Today a new generation has challenged neoliberalism and war across the globe, and activists are once again engaging in hours of discussion about how to change the world. Many who have not thought about politics before are asking new questions, surfing websites, listening to speakers and reading everything they can find. Over and over again the lessons of the Russian Revolution enter the mix.

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