100 years on: The significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution for today

The Socialist Equality Party in Australia and Socialist Equality Group in New Zealand will hold a series of public meetings in November and December to mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution. The meetings are part of the world-wide commemorations of the historic events of 100 years ago by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), the world Trotskyist movement and publisher of the World Socialist Web Site.

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