OCTOBER by China Mieville

October – China Miéville
Multi-award-winning author China Miéville captures the drama of the Russian Revolution in this “engaging retelling of the events that rocked the foundations of the twentieth century” (Village Voice) In February of 1917 Russia was a backward, autocratic, monarchy, mired in an unpopular war; by October, after not one but two revolutions, it had become the world’s first workers’ state, straining to be at the vanguard of global revolution.

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A Rebel’s Guide to Lenin

By Ian Birchall A guide to the real Lenin, showing the complexities behind a man often vilified by historians. Ian Birchall guides the reader through an introductory analysis of Lenin’s experiences and achievements, showing his methods and motivations in attempting to create a world in which production was to be for human need rather than […]

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LENIN : The State and Revolution

State and Revolution (1917) describes the role of the state in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution. It describes the inherent nature of the state as a tool for class oppression, a creation born of one social class’ desire to control all other social classes. […]

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CHINA – A Socialist Analysis

By Charlie Hore et al Many Africans have mixed feelings about China. On the one hand China was an underdeveloped peasant economy which transformed itself over the last few decades to being the manufacturing centre of the world. Could this model be successfully followed by Nigeria? On the other hand, China could be seen as […]

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Feminism for the 99%

by Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser Feminism should be about liberating the lives of market women, women farmers, nurses, primary school teachers, office cleaners. They are some of the many women who both go out to work and look after their children and homes. “Women occupy the frontlines of the present ecological crisis, making up 80 […]

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We Should all be Feminist

by Chimamanda Adichie We Should All Be Feminists includes anecdotes and analyses about what it means to be a feminist. She argues that “feminist” isn’t an insult, but rather a label that should be embraced by all. While feminism advocates for equity and equality between men and women in all aspects of life, the fiercest opposers […]

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