The Russian Revolution Centenary: The event that changed world history
Room CA 302, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus
8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale VA, 22003
This year marks the centenary of the world-historic events of 1917, which began with the February Revolution in Russia and culminated in October with “ten days that shook the world”—the conquest of political power by the Bolshevik Party under the leadership of Lenin and Trotsky.
One hundred years later, the Russian Revolution retains a burning contemporary relevance. All the great issues that motivated that revolutionary struggle—imperialist violence, social inequality, political repression—are present today. The danger of world war, the rise of far-right fascistic movements, the intolerable conditions facing billions of young people, all raise the urgent need for a study of the lessons and experiences of the Russian Revolution.
David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, will review the causes, consequences and enduring significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution.