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

Letters from Domestic Extremists: Podcast #7

Brian and Javaad with the April 1 2014 edition of the Bradford/Leeds ISN podcast. Brian introduces a discussion on the IPCC report on climate change published earlier this week. We also discuss Left Unity, the phenomenon of Nigel Farage, and the significance of the late, great Frankie Knuckles. Enjoy!

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Letters from domestic extremists: Podcast #6


Welcome to the Bradford/Leeds IS Network branch podcast, 'Letters from Domestic Extremists' #6. Our latest podcast contains contributions from Paris Thompson on the concept of Workers' Government, Brian Collier on Stuart Hall and Javaad Allipoor on the situation in the Ukraine, with much lively discussion on each topic.

 

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Download Part #3 (Javaad on the situation in the Ukraine) here >>

 

Letters from domestic extremists: Podcast #5

Welcome to the Bradford/Leeds IS Network branch podcast, 'Letters from Domestic Extremists' #5. Our latest podcast, containing contributions from Brian Collier on the floods and climate change, Javaad Alipoor on resignations from the ISN, Ged on the plenums in Bosnia and a report on the recent Northern regroupment meeting in Manchester. Reasons of space meant that the critical appreciation of Stuart Hall, by Brian, had perforce to be held over.

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ISN Conference 2014 Bulletin #1

Conference Bulletin #1 2014. Motions and proposals for the 2014 IS Network Conference

PDF, 36pp, 2014

 

 

 

Contents

  1. The workplace and networks Alison L, Gal B
  2. The environment and the ISN Brian C
  3. Which way for the ISN? Javaad A, Alison H, Steve F
  4. Lessons remaining un-learnt, or, the reciprocity of the interior and exterior, or, lessons always-already in learning Sam B
  5. Notes for regroupment strategy Javaad A
  6. Response from England to the new threats to the Scottish people Steve F
  7. Unity statements
  8. Socialist Resistance draft statement
  9. Workers Power draft statement
  10. IS Network statement
  11. Proposed joint statement: The way forward for revolutionary unity
  12. CPGB letter
  13. A proposal for publications Kris S

Jan 2014 International Socialist Network External Bulletin

The Jan 2014 International Socialist Network External Bulletin is available for download.

Welcome, comrades, to the latest IS Network bulletin. We aim for these bulletins to be a a regular feature of our internal life and they will all be publicly available from the website.

We hope that you engage with all of the contributions in the following pages in a serious way, and we’d love to hear your ideas, even if it’s just a few lines. If you’d like to contribute to the next bulletin the deadline for contributions is 5pm on Saturday 22 February.

 

22 pages; PDF format

Letters from Domestic Extremists: Podcast #4

Welcome to the Bradford/Leeds IS Network branch podcast, 'Letters from Domestic Extremists' #4. It contains Brian Collier on 'The forgotten black Marxist OC Cox', Javaad Alipoor on 'Marxism and religion' and Ged Colgan on 'Vice's guide to making protest less shit in 2014'. Much vigorous discussion follows each. Paris Thompson was our MC and reckons it was our best so far.

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