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

Marxism 2013: Fringe meeting flyer

IS Network Fringe Meeting Flyer. Flyer for distribution at Marxism 2013.

PDF, 2pp, 2013

 

 

Marxism 2013: A letter to a dissident SWP member

A letter to a dissident SWP member. Leaflet for distribution at Marxism 2013.

PDF, 2pp, 2013

 

 

Socialism From Below: A Real Dangerous Idea

Socialism From Below: A REal Dangerous IdeaLeaflet produced for distribution at the Counterfire Dangerous Ideas Festival, 31 May/1 Jun 2013

Members of the International Socialist Network are pleased to attend the “Festival of Dangerous Ideas”, organised by Counterfire. One of our activists, China Miéville, is debating “What’s the point of the left?” at the event at 10am on Saturday. We welcome and look forward to that debate, and to the discussions with others attending the festival.

Read more: Socialism From Below: A Real Dangerous Idea

The Spark #1

The Spark #1. Paper of the Leeds Uni RevSoc Group. April 2013

PDF, 23pp, 2013

 

 

Jules Alford: Some notes on the British working class

Jules Alford: Some notes on the British working class

Notes on the British working class. This article was written by Jules Alford for the IS Network.

PDF, 42pp, 2013

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Ian Land: The SWP vs Lenin

Ian Land: The SWP vs Lenin

Bureaucratic Centralism or Democratic Centralism? - The SWP vs. Lenin. This article was written by Ian Land for the IS Group in 1994, and included in the first publication of the group, Democracy and the SWP. It may or may not have some relevance today, nearly 20 years on.

PDF, 20pp, 1994 / 2013