Kronstadt Rebellion 90 Years On: Reasserting Democracy from Below

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A number of Left groupings recently came together and formed the Democratic Left Front, which espouses a democracy from below. In a lesson from history Shawn Hattingh goes back to visit the Kronstadt rebellion where sailors came out to defend worker self-governance. He argues that at this point the Russian revolution lost its socialist democratic bearings and became an oppressive state.

 

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