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

IS Network bulletin: call for contributions

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The next IS Network national members' meeting is scheduled for Sunday 3rd August in London (time/venue tba).

Emerging from a crisis into more than a year of existence, the meeting will be a chance for members to debate the question 'what is the ISN for?' and fundamentally reshape the future and direction of the organisation.

In the same spirit, members are encouraged to submit articles, motions, discussion pieces and other items for debate to the first of our bulletins in the run-up to the members' meeting.

These can range from projects the ISN is involved in such as revolutionary regroupment, Left Unity, anti-fascism, Syria solidarity and migrant rights, to discussion of topics such as imperialism, liberation, social movements, class composition and elections, through to local activity, democracy in the ISN or any other issues.

Please ensure all submissions are sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 13th June