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October 21

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution.

Public meeting and book launch

1917 - The Russian Revolution, Reactions and Impact

The Socialist History Society will be holding a seminar to mark the launch of
its Occasional Publication no. 41

Saturday 21St October
Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R,
2.00pm - 6.00pm. Free to attend, all welcome.

Speakers will include Tobias Abse, Willie Thompson, David Morgan, Greta Sykes, Francis King and John Partington

The Russian Revolution of 1917 changed the world forever. For once, it
appeared that the oppressed workers were within grasp of the levers of state
power and for a while the prospect of permanently ending exploitation seemed
a real possibility. The revolutionary mood swept across continents and its
impact was felt far beyond the parties of the left and the organised labour
movement. The revolution inspired writers, poets, intellectuals and
philosophers as much as it did workers and activists. With this special
Occasional Publication the Socialist History Society commemorates these
momentous events of one hundred years ago with a series of specially written
articles that examine the reactions to the revolution and its impact in
different areas.

Further information here:


Earlier Event: October 20
Later Event: October 26
Sergei Eisenstein's film, October