What lessons can we draw for today from the Russian Revolution of 1917—the first socialist revolution and one of the most important events in modern human history? The Bolshevik Party, which led that revolution, viewed it as the beginning of the worldwide struggle to overturn capitalism and open the door to the socialist transformation of society by working people.
This is the topic of a recent debate between Eric Blanc, a socialist historian and activist, and Mike Taber, editor of a number of books related to the history of revolutionary and working-class movements. The magazine Jacobin published Blanc’s original article, “Socialists Should Take the Right Lessons from the Russian Revolution.” The website “Marxist Essays and Commentary,” edited by John Riddell, subsequently republished it along with a response by Taber, titled, “What Are the ‘Right Lessons’ for Socialists?”
This first part of the debate includes the article by Eric Blanc.
On August 29, 2021, caravans opposing the U.S. blockade of Cuba took place in more than a dozen cities across the United States, as well as Canada, United Kingdom and other countries in Europe and elsewhere in the world. This is a round-up report, along with photos, from four of these actions in the U.S.
The article below appeared in Cubadebate, a Cuban news agency, on August 10, 2021. The original in Spanish can be found here. Translation is by World-Outlook.com. World-Outlook is publishing it because it […]
The following is a petition being circulated widely around the world by Cuban scientists as an open letter to U.S. president Joe Biden. World-Outlook encourages readers to join this campaign by sharing […]
The article below first appeared in the August 4, 2021, issue of the UK daily The Guardian under the headline “If the US really cared about freedom in Cuba, it would end […]
The following is a round-up of some of the marches, rallies, and car caravans that took place in more than a dozen U.S. cities, as well as Canada and other countries, on […]
The following article appeared on the Novara Media website on July 20, 2021, under the title “What’s Actually Going on in Cuba? Don’t believe everything you read on social media.” World-Outlook is […]
“Citizen peace and tranquility, respect, solidarity among compatriots and towards others in need around the world, saving Cuba to continue building, growing, dreaming and achieving the greatest possible prosperity. That is our message […]
Leader of National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba Speaks Out The following is a Facebook post released in Cuba July 12, 2021. The author, Ernesto Limia Díaz, is First Vice-president […]
Big-Business Media Lie: US-Cuba Normalization Committee Statement The following is a statement the International US-Cuba Normalization Committee released to the press July 12, 2021. World-Outlook is publishing it to counter the disinformation […]
The following statement was issued July 12, 2021, by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) in the United Kingdom. The CSC web site explains: “We are a British organisation that campaigns against the inhumane […]
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Speaks The article below appeared on July 12, 2021, in the English-language online edition of the Cuban daily Granma (en.granma.cu), the newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba. […]
By Mark Friedman and Brenda Lopez LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2021—With flashers blinking and horns blaring, scores of bicycles and cars, plastered with signs and banners demanding an end to the U.S. […]
Defying the Odds, Cuban Vaccines Are Feat of Socialist Revolution This is the second part of a two-part series. Part 1 can be found here. By Francisco Picado and Argiris Malapanis July […]
U.S. Sanctions Amid Covid Crisis Show ‘Ruthless Nature of Imperialism’ By Francisco Picado and Argiris Malapanis July 1, 2021—Cuba has set an unparalleled example of how humanity can fight a pandemic, while […]
Speech by Cuba’s Ambassador to UN The following is the speech by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, to the online event, “Why There Are […]
The article below, titled “Culture and Revolution,” was published in the Dec. 4, 2020, issue of the Cuban daily Granma. It was authored by Abel Prieto, director of Casa de las Américas, the […]