November 7 brought the centenary of the storming of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg in 1917, when the Bolsheviki decisively seized power in Russia, nine months after the February Revolution and after a long hot summer of Menshevik ambivalence and war-making and attempted reactionary counter-revolution. Verso marked the anniversary with a battery of excellent and interesting material on its website, from a tremendous roster of writers: Alain Badiou, Sheila Rowbotham, Tariq Ali, China Mieville, Slavoj Zizek, Rochelle Ruthchild. Here it is!
And four articles from Jacobin -
China Mieville - an excerpt from his October:
Alexander Rabinowitch on Bolshevik strategy:
Ronald Suny on the revolution in Baku:
And Kevin Murphy on the radicalization of the Petrograd Soviet:
All power to the Soviets!