V.I. Lenin: Tasks of Revolutionary Army Contingents

An interesting short work of Lenin’s.


[The following has been re-posted from the Marxist Internet Archive, and is, as always, for the purposes of education and discussion and does not imply endorsement on the part of the poster]

1.Independent military action.

2.Leadership of the mass.

The contingents may be of any strength, beginning with two or three people.

Theymust arm themselves as best they can (rifles, revolvers, bombs, knives, knuckle-dusters, sticks, rags soaked in kerosene for starting fires, ropes or rope ladders, shovels for building barricades, pyroxylin cartridges, barbed wire, nails [against cavalry], etc., etc.). Under no circumstances should they wait for help from other sources, from above, from the outside; they must procure everything themselves.

As far as possible, the contingents should consist of people who either live near each other, or who meet frequently and regularly at definite hours (preferably people of both categories, for regular meetings may be interrupted by the uprising)…

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One Response to V.I. Lenin: Tasks of Revolutionary Army Contingents

  1. beetleypete says:

    This is interesting. On one hand, it has an historical perspective, yet it is still very much relevant to the struggle today.
    Best wishes from England, Pete.

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