Lessons of October
The revolutionary idea of liberation from exploitation continues to inspire.
Written by D. Raja | Updated: November 7, 2017 12:43 am
In India, the situation demands the unity of all the oppressed and exploited sections to strive for a secular democracy, social justice and socialism.
November 7, 2017 marks the anniversary and completion of the observation of the centenary of the great October socialist revolution that took place in Russia in 1917. As Marx and Engels predicted in the Communist Manifesto, the ruling classes trembled at the outbreak of the revolution. The proletariat and the peasantry captured political power for the first time in human history with a revolutionary historic optimism: They had “nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win”.