The Impact of the Russian Revolution on Britain - Robin Page Arnot
£8 (plus £1.50 p&p) ISBN 978-1-907464-30-0
First published for the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution, this book documents the immediate and lasting effects on Britain of the events in Russia in 1917. Robin Page Arnot describes the varying reactions of Britain’s press, its established political parties and its Labour movement, from the February Revolution all the way through to the Wars of Intervention.
He reveals just how much the British ruling class sought to destroy the world’s first workers’ state, and the struggles by Britain’s working class to prevent that.
On the occasion of the Centenary of the October Revolution, Manifesto Press is proud to make this work of scholarship, long out of print, available for a new generation of readers and students of history.
International Women’s Day by Alexandra Kollontai
£2.50 (plus £1.50 p&p) ISBN978-1-907464-21-8
Following the Russian Revolution, International Women’s Day was established as a national holiday and Alexandra Kollontai became head of the Women’s Department and People’s Commissar for welfare and led the campaign to improve women’s living conditions, eradicate illiteracy and establish a new legal and social framework for women’s liberation. International Women’s Day is now celebrated throughout the world and its close links to the revolutionary struggles of the 20th century become more relevant as systemic crisis grips the capitalist world.
Manifesto Press publishes this reprint of Alexandra Kollontai’s writing on International Women’s Day as part of its
programme to mark the centenary of the October Socialist Revolution.
PIIGS awakening by Luciano Vasapollo with Rita Martufi and Joaquìn Arriola
£5 (plus £1.50 p&p) ISBN 978-1-907464-20-1
PIIGS awakening is the second in a Manifesto Press series dealing with the crisis of the European Union.
The writers are each established authorities with distinguished reputations within both the academic and the labour movement and their proposals carry the endorsement of the most militant sections of Italy’s trade union movement.
In describing the distinctive features of the Italian economy and its capitalist development they present a sharp analysis of the problems of the eurozone and of the particular ways in which the European Union places Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Greece at a disadvantage.
They go beyond analysis to propose a project that would disrupt the relations of power and subordination in the European Union and weaken the dominance of the euro.
Drawing on the experience of Latin American states and of Kerala in India they propose a changed monetary system.
The authors do not disguise the profound political obstacles that confront such a project and assert that without a radical class confrontation, and an organised subjective force actually able to search for solutions, the system will find new ways to keep the capitalist mode of production alive.
The transition to another mode of production, or, better, the transition to a socialist society implies not only a dramatic crisis, but an organised revolutionary subjectivity, to lead the class towards the way out of the capitalist mode of production.