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

External Bulletin - call for contributions - deadline 11 January

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As mentioned a few times, the IS Network will be running a regular series of bulletins, throughout the year as well as in the lead-up to conferences etc. Contributions will be collated and circulated to all members, as well as being published on our website. As per our pre-conference bulletins, the remit is very wide - short or long, theoretical or practical, if there's an issue you want to bring to members' attention, a position you want to argue for or against, an area you think we should be doing more in, or anything else that you think important or interesting, just write it up and send it in. The closing date for contributions to the first of these is this coming Saturday, 11 January - if you have been working on a piece, it's time to get it finished off. If you're not ready, don't worry - there'll be another one along soon!

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