The Manor Farm Times
Willingdon, England | 12 December 1917 | Volume 23
World News: Russian Revolution Under Way | Vladimir Lenin
Lenin's family was known for being involved in revolutionary actions; his brother, Aleksandr, was arrested and executed for suspicion of conspiring to assassinate Emperor Alexander III. Lenin himself was expelled from Kazan University for participating in a demonstration. Exiled to his grandfather's estate in Kokushkino with his sister (who was also ordered to live there for suspicious activity), Lenin loved the writings of Karl Marx. Because of this, Lenin began to classify himself as a Marxist.
In 1892, Lenin finished his law degree, but focused most of his energy to revolutionary politics. After a three year exile in Siberia, Lenin came back, stronger than ever, stating, "Give us an organization of revolutionaries, and we will overturn Russia!" After another exile during WWI, Lenin returned home in 1917 denouncing the provisional government in place and calling for one run by soldiers, peasants, and workers. This revolutionary idea is in effect, which brings us to the coup that just took place. Lenin has proved himself a determined-to-win, ruthless leader, and the public awaits to see if his leadership power will stabilize, or if he will be opposed in any way.
Armed workers and soldiers escorting captured policemen.
Czar Nicholas II
On October 28th, 1917, over 80,000 troops mutinied from the army and looting and rioting was widespread.
Lenin is founder of the Russian Communist Party and leader of the Bolshevik Revolution.
Manor Farm: Animals Overthrow Farmer Jones
After returning back to the farm intoxicated, the animals banded together and ran off not only Farmer Jones, but his other farm employees and Mrs. Jones, sources report. After the overrun of the farm, all the animals galloped around the boundaries of the farm in victory. Witnesses on a neighboring farm reported that the animals then burned the reins, halters, whips, nose-rings, knives, and all other oppressive tools used against animals. It has not yet been confirmed, but it is rumored that the animals of Manor Farm have formulated their own "law" system consisting of seven commandments. Reporters will monitor Manor Farm as animals predict that Jones will strike back with a counter attack to regain control of his farm.
Letter to the Editor
I find it ridiculous that you are reporting such a foolish story about Manor Farm in the paper. How can mere animals be so organized to overthrow humans? I know Farmer Jones, and he has a room full of shotguns he would use if necessary to maintain control.
As for the supposed commandments, how would the animals have learned to write? Napoleon and Snowball...I have never heard of these two. The most powerful and loved animal on that farm is a horse named Boxer. If this revolution did happen, I would think he would be in charge and the leader of all the animals.
I am left with countless questions: How can the animals read and write? If they did run off Jones, do they have access to weapons that can possibly pose a threat to the public or surrounding farms? Is anything being done by authorities to monitor the farm and ensure safety? If this is true, are we just going to sit back while animals overthrow us one by one!?!?!
One Concerned Citizen
Manor Farm Times
Animal Farm by George Orwell