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

Bob Crow - RIP

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It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Bob Crow, general secretary of the Railways, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT), at the age of 52. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family, friends and comrades at this difficult time.

Bob was a significant presence on the left and in the Trade Union movement, a champion of defending the jobs and safety of London Underground workers and a fighting trade unionist who was willing to push forward the interests of the working class, even when that meant he went through periods of intense personal attack.

We are thankful for his dedication to the fight and take heart that the militant workers of the RMT will continue a fitting legacy of struggle.

International Socialist Network