John Riddell: Democracy in Lenin's Comintern

How did Communist parties handle issues of internal discipline and democracy in Lenin’s time? The recent intense discussion within the British Socialist Workers’ Party (SWP) and beyond has heard claims that the SWP rests on the traditions of democratic centralism inherited from the Bolsheviks.

John Riddell: Democracy in Lenin's Comintern

Richard Atkinson: Death and the Bedroom Tax

Some extended thoughts about Stephanie Bottrill, the woman who committed suicide because of the bedroom tax.

Richard Atkinson: Death and the Bedroom Tax

Dave Renton: Who Was Blair Peach?

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the killing of Blair Peach by the police. David Renton looks back at Blair Peach’s life as a poet, trade unionist and committed antifascist

Dave Renton: Who Was Blair Peach?

Bunny La Roche: Nasty Little Nigel gets a rude welcome to Kent

Bunny La Roche of RS21 on Nigel Farage's visit to Kent

Bunny La Roche: Nasty Little Nigel gets a rude welcome to Kent

Financial Appeal

We're up and running! An appeal for funds to kickstart the IS Network

Financial Appeal

Winter 2014/15 ISN bulletin #1

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National members' meeting bulletin #1 Winter 2014/15. Proposals and discussion documents for the next IS Network national members' meeting 24th-25th Jan 2015, London (details tbc). PDF, 30pp, 2014

Contents

  1. Arrangements for national meeting
  2. Alternative what we stand for
  3. Proposals for a discussion on networks and organisation
  4. At last chance saloon
  5. Bans, the SWP and the struggle to defend feminism on campus
  6. Stand up to misogyny
  7. Rethinking and restarting regroupment
  8. On the steering committee
  9. Caucusing and quotas in the IS Network

 

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