A Workers Party delegation, led by International Secretary Gerry Grainger, has attended and addressed the 19th International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties this weekend in Russia marking the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution in 1917.
Addressing the international audience Gerry Grainger described the Russian revolution as:
‘ one of the greatest events in human history, an occasion of historic global significance which changed forever the power relations between exploiters and exploited and made real the vision of a new socialist society.
The object of the October Revolution was to abolish all forms of exploitation and oppression and to construct a new society based on socialist ideas. The Revolution inspired the workers and oppressed of the world and offered real prospects for change and invested the workers’ movement with a revolutionary consciousness and objective, educating, organising and mobilising the mass of the working people in the task of building a new society.
The October Revolution transformed the world. It constituted a decisive break with the old world order, abolished private ownership of the means of production and laid the basis for the political, social and economic liberation of humankind.
See the Workers Party address to the XIX International meeting of Communist and Workers Parties in full at:
Workers Party Contribution to 19th IMCWP St Petersburg, Russia, 2-3 November 2017