Vol.1 N.o5 Barcelona, November 18, 1936 Please reprint
THE SPANISH REVOLUTION
WEEKLY BULLETIN OF THE WORKERS' PARTY OF MARXIST UNIFICATION OF SPAIN
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EDITORIAL OFFICE: "THE SPANISH REVOLUTION"
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RUSSIAN REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY NUMBER
We March with the Russian Revolution
It was ninteen years ago that the Russian proletariat came to power. Since then Europe has witnessed the failure of a whole series of workers' revolutions and the development of fascism in these countries.
The armed Spanish workers celebrate the nineteenth anniversary of the October Revolution by a war to the death against the forces of the counter revolution, with the political power in the hands of the working class.
The Russian revolution, before its final triumph, passed through such trying times that Lenin thought of removing the seat of the governement away from Moscow to some point further into the interior. At present the capital of the Spanish republic is just as seriously theatened by the fascist hordes, supported by material aid from the fascist states. All in all, Madrid has not reached such a desperate situation as Petrograd had in 1918, or Moscow in 1920, when Lenin considered abandoning it in face of the military reverses the workers armies suffered on the fourteen fronts.
This means that the battle that is now being fought near Madrid can end in the victory of the workers' revolution, which is now bringing to the capital of Madrid its best fighting spirit and its unconquerable heroism.
The Russian revolution won against the enemy at home and abroad. The fight lasted from 1917 to 1923. The victorious Soviet Union, then, came out of a five year struggle. We are convinced that the present Spanish revolution will be able to establish itself securely in a much shorter time; we are also persuaded that its international significance will be no less than that of the Russian revolution in 1917.
The Spanish revolution with its international outlook will not serve to establish another "Socialism in one country" but will be a step forward toward the world revolution, as Lenin considered the Russian revolution to be.
In spite of our differences with the present soviet rulers and the Third International, we have been strongest defenders of the Russian revolution. To save the U.S.S.R. we stand always ready to incite a civil war against our bourgeoisie in order to halt the advance of reaction against the U.S.S.R. (the present Spanish revolution amounts to this) or we would cross Europe to fight under the banner of the Workers' Republic.
The Workers' Party of Marxiste Unification yesterday marched with the other workers' parties and trade unions in a great demonstration commemorating the triumph in Russia, where for the first time in history the working class inaugurated its own government. We march together as a further promise of our fidelity, already proven, to the principles of the Russian revolution of October, 1917, and the principles of revolutionary Marxism which have nothing in common with populism.
We march as a proof of our brotherly cooperation with all the revolutionary workers movemenst and to install in our country a working class power under which it will be possible to join the dictatorship of the proletariat over the bourgeoisie with the most active workers democracy.