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

Debates within International Socialism: message from US group Socialist Outpost

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The IS Network received this note from comrades who have until recently been members of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) in the US:

Dear Comrades,

We have followed the IS Network since its inception and as people committed to the politics of International Socialism, we have been heartened and encouraged by your work. We have produced this letter as a constructive dialog with the comrades in the ISO in the US, whom we hold view as comrades even though we are no longer members, mostly not due to our own choosing. We hope that the discussion that has started in the ISO will move the organization in a positive direction. We wanted to share with you the document we produced. Please use it as you see fit. We welcome your input, insights and reactions. We hope that we will be able to revive the IS tradition on better foundations in the future with all of us in the same tendency.

In solidarity,

Sophie H

The comrades' document is at their Socialist Outpost Blog, with responses from comrades who are members of the ISO at their main web site, including this article in particular, The Challenges Facing Socialists.