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

Marxism festival fringe meeting - details

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Embracing the "F" word - Feminism and the left

IS Network fringe meeting

Saturday 13 July - 5:30 pm
Jeremy Bentham pub, University Street, WC1E 6JL

A discussion including short contributions from IS Network members Aamna Mohdin and Alison Lord, SWP members Ruth Lorimer and Shanice McBean, and journalist Laurie Penny.

Later on, from 8pm, the IS Network will be hosting an open discussion downstairs, while upstairs our friends from the Association of Musical Marxists will be holding AMM#6 on Hegel, Azmud, Liquid Crystals, Eugene Gogol and the ISO.