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John Riddell: Democracy in Lenin's Comintern

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Richard Atkinson: Death and the Bedroom Tax

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Bunny La Roche: Nasty Little Nigel gets a rude welcome to Kent

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Financial Appeal

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Financial Appeal

Crisis and Unity: "Fighting Oppression: The Role of the Left"

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On Saturday 8 June the IS Network held a public meeting entitled "Crisis and Unity". The following videos show the debate in the first session, on the topic of "Fighting Oppression: The Role of the Left".

The third speaker at this session was Brenna Bhandar, lecturer at QMUL School of Law. Her notes from the day can be found here.

 

Videos

China Miéville (IS Network)

 

Toni M (IS Network)


 

Laurie Penny (Journalist)