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

Announcement: New IS Network discussion groups

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The IS Network is launching some new email discussion groups for members to discuss different areas of activity they are involved in. This will hopefully help improve communication across the Network and contribute towards allowing members to self-organise across the country.

The following subjects currently have active groups:

  • Left Unity
  • Anti-fascism
  • Cactus

Each member should receive an email invitation as soon as a new group is launched. However, if you have not and would like to be included in any, or all, of the above discussions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request that you be added. Feel free to email suggestions for other subjects you think would benefit from having a group set up.

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