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

CANCELLED: National Members' Meeting Sat 21 September

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NOTE: This meeting has been cancelled to allow full support of the opposition to the EDL Yorkshire-wide demo that day; new arrangements have been made to discuss this agenda at the October Political Conference and a new Members' Meeting is proposed to be arranged.

 

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The IS Network’s next National Meeting is on Saturday 21 September, in Sheffield. This is an opportunity for members of the Network to discuss current political issues, vote on future activity, elect people to positions, including the Steering Committee, and share information from the movement in their local area.

We will be arranging transport from London for people who need it. Please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place.

As usual we are asking that any motions for the meeting be submitted in advance, so that they can be circulated to members before the meeting. Please email motions to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">IS Network Secretary by Monday 16 September.