SOMETIMES, HISTORY NEEDS A T-SHIRT!

Celebrate 100 years since the October Revolution with the Marx Memorial Library & Workers’ School.

The Bolshevik Revolution transformed Russia from one of the world’s most backward countries in just 44 years to become the first society capable of manned space flight. This socialist revolution in science, technology, medicine, mathematics, mass education and culture was driven by the Bolsheviks’ mass literacy program – the greatest the world had ever seen.

Celebrate with a Marx Memorial Library limited edition, 100% cotton, Fair Trade, Unisex T-shirt designed by Phil Katz, printed with trade union labour.

Sometimes, History Needs A Push:

The front pays tribute to the Bolshevik literacy program with a nod to the revolutionary constructivism unleashed by Russian artists and designers.

Peace, Bread and Land!

The back echoes the Bolsheviks’ historic slogan that united Russian workers and peasants demanding an end to the imperialist slaughter of World War 1.

Time for Change:

The sleeve shows the pocketwatch used by the Petrograd Military Revolutionary Committee to set the time of the assault on the Winter Palace ordered by Lenin on the night of 7 November 1917.

As Marx pointed out, fair exchange is no robbery. These classy Unisex T-shirts available in M, L or XL sizes are in great demand, but limited supply.

 

Please pay below and email Monica Brown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details of the size you would like.

 





The Woman Worker by NK Krupskaya. This is the first publication in English of a pamphlet originally written in 1899 (published 1902) then suppressed following the 1905 revolution before being republished in 1925. This is Krupskaya's first pamphlet and the first work written by a marxist on the situation of women in Russia.

From a banner in the Marx Memorial Library collection.  The card comes with an envelope in one of the colours of the 2nd Spanish republic.  Blank inside for your own message.  Also available in a boxed set of 6 different designs.

From a banner in the Marx Memorial Library collection.  The card comes with an envelope in one of the colours of the 2nd Spanish republic.  Blank inside for your own message.  Also available in a boxed set of 6 different designs.

From a banner in the Marx Memorial Library collection.  The card comes with an envelope in one of the colours of the 2nd Spanish republic.  Blank inside for your own message.  Also available in a boxed set of 6 different designs.

From a banner in the Marx Memorial Library collection.  The card comes with an envelope in one of the colours of the 2nd Spanish republic.  Blank inside for your own message.  Also available in a boxed set of 6 different designs.

From a banner in the Marx Memorial Library collection.  The card comes with an envelope in one of the colours of the 2nd Spanish republic.  Blank inside for your own message.  Also available in a boxed set of 6 different designs.

From a banner in the Marx Memorial Library collection.  The card comes with an envelope in one of the colours of the 2nd Spanish republic.  Blank inside for your own message.  Also available in a boxed set of 6 different designs.

With an image of the famous mural in the Marx Memorial Library reading room, painted by Jack Hastings in 1934

With an image of the famous mural in the Marx Memorial Library reading room

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