Pragoti commemorates the 91st anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia in 1917.
''Only a party which knows how to lead, that is, to advance things, wins support in stormy times. The determination with which, at the decisive moment, Lenin and his comrades offered the only solution which could advance things ("all power in the hands of the proletariat and peasantry"), transformed them almost overnight from a persecuted, slandered, outlawed minority whose leader had to hid like Marat in cellars, into the absolute master of the situation.''
The October uprising was not only the actual salvation of the Russian Revolution; it was also the salvation of the honor of international socialism. - Rosa Luxemburg had concluded in 1918.
90 years on, today, as capitalism is mired in crisis yet again, Sitaram Yechury reminds : In the absence of a powerful socialist political alternative, however, capitalism reemerges from every crisis, through new expropriators, by destroying a part of the productive forces, to keep intact, or, create new profit avenues rather than using these resources for people’s welfare.