Intro to DialecticsDecember 21, 2011
On International Women’s Day: Alexandra KollontaiMarch 8, 2011
“It is only in revolutionary struggle against the capitalists of every country, and only in union with the working women and men of the whole world, that we will achieve a new and brighter future — the socialist brotherhood of the workers.” – Alexandra Kollontai
I just wanna make a quick post for International Women’s Day, a holiday celebrated across the world to pay respect and honor the women of the world. It should come as no surprise that the holiday isn’t widely celebrated in the United States’, as most traditionally radical/awesome holidays aren’t.
Kollontai is an often overlooked figure in the history of the Russian Revolution and yet is easily one of the most enticing figures in its history. Kollontai is not only an important figure of the revolution as one the most prominent women in the Bolshevik Party. She was also a a prolific political theorist, revolutionary activist, visionary, as well as a novelist. (more…)