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

Autumn 2014 ISN Bulletin #1

Conference Bulletin #1 Autumn 2014. Motions and proposals for the Autumn 2014 IS Network national members' meeting

PDF, 24pp, 2014

 

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Contents

  1. Mark B and Simon H, London: Forward to a New IS Network
  2. Emma R, Kath N, Kris S, Tim N, Steven E: A Modest Proposal
  3. Stuart K: When is an Organisation Not an Organisation?
  4. Hazel C: Comment on 'A Modest Proposal'
  5. Five Areas Update

Download: Free Palestine! End Israeli occupation

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Letters from domestic extremists: podcast #9

Latest edition of the Bradford/Leeds IS Network podcast Letters from Domestic Extremists:

"Welcome to Letters from Domestic Extremists episode This was a Pierre Bourdieu special, introduced by Brian, and including the usual suspects Javaad, Paris, Luke and Norman. But this time we had an extra special guest... Representing the revolutionary North Somerset peasantry, we welcomed Tim N! The discussion was mainly about music, cultural capital and symbolic violence."

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IS Network Bulletin 2014 #3

Conference Bulletin #3 2014. Discussion pieces, motions and proposals for the 2014 IS Network national members' meeting

PDF, 26pp, 2014

 

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Contents

  1. Hazel C, London: Women’s involvement in the IS Network
  2. Simon H, London: Alternative 'What we stand for'
  3. Javaad A, Bradford: Network or not network: Should the IS Network even exist?
  4. Steve F, London: Which way for the IS Network?
  5. Simon H, London: Why we should support more autonomy but not independence in Scotland
  6. Paul S, London: A wandering, wretched of the Earth
  7. Emma R, Kath N, Kris S, Steven E, Tim N: A modest proposal (+ appendices)

 

 

IS Network Bulletin #2

Conference Bulletin #2 2014. Motions and proposals for the 2014 IS Network national members' meeting

PDF, 20pp, 2014

 

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Contents

  1. Mark B and Simon H, London: Perspective for the IS Network
  2. Gal B: Letter to an Old Friend
  3. Rich T, Bristol: Renewed proposal for a festival event
  4. Margaret M, Liverpool: Towards a programme to fight immigration controls
  5. Martin R, Liverpool: UKIP: Not the “People’s” party but a party for the privileged
  6. Margaret M and Martin R, Liverpool: Socialist Party turn their backs on immigrant workers
  7. Steve F, London: Revolutionary Marxism and Left Unity
  8. Jake C, Exeter: Motion on membership

 

IS Network Bulletin 2014 #1

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

PDF, 18pp, 2014

 

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Contents

  1. Steering committee report
  2. Rich T: A community united
  3. Gal B et al: Thoughts on where the IS Network should be going
  4. Stuart K: When is an organisation not an organisation?
  5. Steve F: Against Tory Austerity - Scotland Vote Yes
  6. Brian C: Climate Change and Revolutionary Regroupment
  7. Duncan C: The Exchange