V.I Lenin

The report made in Petrograd recently by a delegation of Donets workers exposed the Donets coal mine owners, who are criminally disrupting and stopping production, and (for the sake of safeguarding their “sacred” right to enormous profits) are condemning the workers to unemployment, the country to starvation, and industry to a crisis through a coal shortage.

Written by Lenin in May 31 (18), 1917.

"The principle of democracy—the right of the population at any time to recall each and every representative, each and every person holding elected office". Pravda No. 60, May 31 (18), 1917.

"Annexation means keeping an alien people by force within the bounds of a given state." Pravda No. 60, May 31 (18), 1917.

The editors of Izvestia, a paper controlled by the Narodnik and Menshevik bloc, are beating all records of muddledom. In that paper’s issue No.67 for May 16, they try to chop logic with Pravda, without, of course, mentioning its name—a usual ill-mannered “ministerial” practice. Pravda, we are told, has a

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"Once more I ask readers not to believe the papers, except Pravda." Written May 31 (18), 1917.

''The most useful and indispensable job for the people at this moment of impending catastrophe is that of organisation.''

Published in Pravda No. 58 and 59, May 29 and 30 (16 and 17), 1917.

"You are lying again, gentlemen of the Cadet Party, just as you lied about the congress of front-line delegates." Published in Pravda No. 58, May 29 (16), 1917.

"Disaster is imminent. The capitalists are heading all countries to destruction. There is only one way out: revolutionary discipline, revolutionary measures by the revolutionary class,..." Published in Pravda No. 57, May 27 (14), 1917.

"Nothing but a workers’ revolution in several countries can defeat this war." A LECTURE DELIVERED MAY 14 (27), 1917. First published April 23, 1929 in Pravda No. 93

'Our slogan is: against the chauvinists, even if they are revolutionary and republican—against them, and for an alliance of the international proletariat for the socialist revolution.'

Published in Pravda No. 56, May 26 (13), 1917.

Published: Pravda No. 54, May 24 (11), 1917.

'What do you take the class-conscious workers and soldiers for? Or do you really regard them as “rebellious slaves”?'

Published in Pravda No. 53, May 23 (10), 1917.

'Soldiers and workers! You are told that you are defending “freedom” and the “revolution”! In reality you are defending the shady treaties of the tsar, which are concealed from you as one conceals a secret disease.'

 'Democracy will remain an idle deceitful phrase, or merely a half-measure, unless the entire people is given a chance immediately and unqualifiedly to learn how to handle arms.' Written May 23 (10), 1917; published in Pravda No. 55 May 25 (12).

Published in Pravda No. 53, May 23 (10), 1917.

Published in Pravda No. 53, May 23 (10), 1917.

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