RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE: the real story, told by an eyewitness – EXCLUSIVE

Despite our different perspective on Marxism, this article raises many questions very acutely and is a reminder of the place of counterrevolution in the outcome.

One hundred and four years ago, the Russian working class seized power. To celebrate the anniversary of these remarkable events, we are excited to make the following eye-witness account of revolutionary Russia in 1920 available to an online audience.

Source: RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE: the real story, told by an eyewitness – EXCLUSIVE

 Bolshevism…the Berlin wall

We critiqued this site before: celebrating the russian revolution is an ambiguous gesture, a point lost on most marxists. This week has also seen an anniversary for the fall of the berlin wall: the whole bolshevik episode came full circle.
Certainly the history is important but in the final analysis celebrating bolshevism is a mistake and those the left wishes to communicate will be turned off.
We need a new left and a new version of social transformtion, beyond marxism/leninism whose effect is ‘reverse advertising’ and mass avoidance of socialist appeals.

Source: The Russian Revolution: The Meaning of October

History shows that protest is not enough to topple a dictator — the army must also turn 

What does it take to overthrow a dictator? Reflecting on this question in exile, Leon Trotsky wrote in History of the Russian Revolution (1930):There is no doubt that the fate of every revolution at a certain point is decided by a break in the disposition of the army … Thus in the streets and squa

Source: History shows that protest is not enough to topple a dictator — the army must also turn – Alternet.org

Archive of the Gurdjieff Con blog, 2008-17: – Last Man There

The left was blindsided by the action of occult ‘sufi’ reactionaries in the Russian revolution (cf. Gurdjieff) and the subsequent manufacture of occult fascism…
The old Gurdjieff Con is a unique if fuzzy record of the issues and the secondary proto-fascism of the seventies new age movement…

Source: Archive of the Gurdjieff Con blog, 2008-17: – Last Man There