The centenary of the events of 1917 was the occasion for a surge in politically-charged discussion of the Russian Revolution and the subsequent development of ‘Communism’. 1 Recent historical-materialist contributions to this discussion have ably analysed 1917. 2 However, they have not advanced
Unlike the modern Arabic term for revolution, thawra , which literally means rising and whose medieval incidence is not very significant, the modern Turkish and Persian term for revolution, enqelāb , was current in the medieval period and corresponds more exactly to the Latin term. In a much
this news story, Mohamed Bouazizi, who became a national hero, was a street vendor who set himself on fire after an altercation with the local police. He stirred the winds of the ‘Arab spring’ from Sidi Bouzid to Tunis, Cairo, Sanaa, and Tripoli… and set in motion the era of Arab revolutions.
groupe, et qui mettre à sa tête ?) et présentent des formes en apparence très achevées voire sophistiquées mais sans solution manifeste.
C’est que la révolution (en tant que renversement complet d’une autorité politique par une autre, modifiant les prises de décision et le destin d’un groupe) est
’. However, Marof ’s concept of revolution was essentially a variant of the Stalinist ‘two-stages’ theory (‘first against “feudalism” and imperialism, later against capitalism’). 10
The Partido Obrero Revolucionario (POR) that resulted from the fusion of the Marof and Aguirre groups was a tiny and confused
Introduction Since demonstrations broke out all over Egypt on January 25th 2011, culminating in the toppling of Mubarak after 18 days of mass protests and inaugurating a “revolutionary situation” ( Tilly, 1978 ), observers have focused on the role of Shabâb al-thawra , the ‘youth of the revolution
States of America. The internal structure is conceived so that a reserve army and decline in wages, then consequently imperialist war and, in order to prevent it, socialist revolution necessarily emerge from fundamental economic elements of capitalism in its imperialist phase (surplus population, wage