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

Conference Arrangements Committee

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The International Socialist Network will hold its Policy and Politics Conference in London over the weekend of 12 and 13 October – venue TBC.

In order for the conference to be as representative and inclusive as possible, the Steering Committee proposes that a Conference Arrangements Committee is established. The purpose of this committee is to ensure the conference runs smoothly and is both politically and practically accessible to all who may want to attend.  

Organising a conference of this potential size and political importance cannot be left to the Steering Committee alone, and as such we are calling on comrades to get involved with a CAC working group. If you are interested in being involved in this group, then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.