Lessons from the October Revolution

Re: the article `98th anniversary of the Great October Revolution: Prepare for the coming revolutionary storms!' carried in the November 1-15, 2015 issue of MEL, I found the opening sentence, `The entire world, including India, is a seething volcano waiting to erupt' very significant. It may serve as a warning to the ruling circles that have the world in their stranglehold now for over 25 years, since the collapse of the USSR. In this period, the defining features may be summarized in bullet form as follows:

  • that the capitalists have declared that there is no alternative to their system,
  • that in India and elsewhere the working class finds itself under intolerable conditions,
  • that fascist attacks have been launched on the broad masses under one pretext or another,
  • that the US as the sole superpower is transferring the burden of economic crises to weaker powers, is unleashing wars and carrying out military intervention so as to establish its domination,
  • as a response to all the above, there is massive resentment in the rank and file of the working class, and protest actions are fruitless,
  • that the working class and the broad masses are seeking an alternative in India, which is that of the proletarian revolution.

A source of inspiration for the working class world over and in India is the Bolshevik Revolution that took place in Russia in 1917, where the working class took charge of the reins of the state. A new state was founded based on the dictatorship of the proletariat. Despite the encirclement by imperialist powers and a civil war, a revolution was not crushed. The new state reoriented the economy, creating human conditions for the toiling masses. Various milestones of human progress were met and a new socialist society came into being. By 1936 a new landmark constitution was adopted. The strength of the Soviet Union was reflected in its victory in World War II which also paved the way for revolutionary struggles in other countries. Nevertheless, the path of counter-revolution in the USSR arising from the inability of the Communist Party to tackle the problems that arose at the end of the early state of socialist construction, turned the world into a bi-polar one leading eventually to the collapse of the Soviet bloc, as it acquired all the problems of capitalist and imperialist societies.

The lessons from the above are crucial as the world today faces the need for a second round of proletarian revolutions. Let us unite under the banner of unity of communists. Let us celebrate the Great October Revolution!


A. Narayan



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Nov 16-30 2015    Letters to Editor   

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Call of the Mazdoor Ekta Committee

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Hum Hain Iske Malik! Hindostan Humara!

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