Editorial Mike Haynes Was there a parliamentary alternative in Russia in 1917? 3 Megan Trudell Prelude to revolution: class consciousness and the First World War 67 Judy Cox A light in the darkness 109 Pete Glatter Victor Serge: writing for the future 117 Gill Hubbard A guide to action 129 Chris Bambery Review article: Labour's history of hope and betrayal 139 Distribution/subscriptions: International Socialism, PO Box 82, London E3. American distribution: B de Boer, 113 East Center St, Nutley, New Jersey 07110. Subscriptions and back copies: PO Box 16085, Chicago Illinois 60616 Editorial and production: 071-538 1626/071-538 0538 Sales and subscriptions: 071-538 5821 American sales: 773 665 7337 ISBN 1 898876 30 4 Printed by BPCC Wheatons Ltd, Exeter, England Typeset by East End Offset, London E3 Cover Red Cavalry by Kazimir Malevich 1928/32 Cover design by Sherborne Publications Ltd For details of back copies see the end pages of this book Subscription rates for one year (four issues) are: Britain and overseas (surface): individual £14 ($30) institutional £25 Air speeded supplement: North America nil Europe/South America £2 elsewhere £4Note to contributors: The deadline for articles intended for issue 78 of International Socialism is 1st December 1997 All contributions should be double-spaced with wide margins. Please submit two copies. If you write your contribution using a computer, please also supply a disk, together with details of the computer and programme used.