Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Today -100: January 31, 1918: We have left the imperialistic war and shall never return to it


Russia sends journalist John Reed back to New York to act as consul for Russia. Although in his absence, Reed was indicted under the Espionage Act...

Trotsky addresses the All-Russian Assembly of Soviets, before returning to Brest-Litovsk: “The bourgeois governments can sign any kind of peace. The government of the Soviets cannot.” “We have left the imperialistic war and shall never return to it.”

The new New York Mayor John Hylan is opposed to the police clubbing people.


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