Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicated a hundred years ago today, bringing to an end three centuries of Romanov rule. In this extract from his History of the Russian Revolution
, Trotsky describes the final days of Imperial Russia. Incompetent, vain, and almost comically ignorant of the historic events unfolding around it, the Tsarist regime fell, in Trotsky's words, "like rotten fruit."
In solidarity with the Women's Strike on International Women's Day
, we offer a reading guide on the history and politics of women's liberation, to learn from past struggles, and to prepare for the many struggles to come.
One of the greatest lessons the Russian state learned on March 8, 1917 was never to underestimate the women of Petrograd. On that fateful morning, International Women’s Day, women workers threw down their tools and walked out of the factories and into the streets.
A Haymarket Books
reading list for all those looking for resources to understand Trump's election, how we got to this point, and how we can organize to fight for a better world.