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

Upcoming national events

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8 September

National RevSoc Meeting, London
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21 September

IS Network National Members Meeting, Sheffield NOTE - this meeting has been cancelled so comrades can support anti-EDL activities in Yorkshire on that day - see here.

MOVED TO 19-20 October

IS Network Politics & Policy Conference, London
For background on the rationale behind this conference and what we hope to achieve, please see the recent proposal from Ged Colgan and Paris Thompson.

Volunteers are urgently needed for the October Politics & Policy Conference - if you are interested in helping organise it, please email Robert Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.