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: Agenda

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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 be arranged.

http://internationalsocialistnetwork.org/index.php/13-calendar/225-note-changes-to-meeting-dates

National Members' Meeting Agenda 21 September

1pm Liberation Joint Caucus

  • It has been suggested that the Network’s self-organised groups hold a Liberation day school in November. This is an opportunity for members of those groups to get together and begin to organise it.

2pm Report Backs and Discussion

  • Although discussion and decisions on perspectives will primarily be reserved for the politics conference in October, this session is for general discussion on fields of the Network’s activity, and feedback from local groups and activists.

3:15pm Break

3:45pm Organisation and Constitution

  • This will be an opportunity to discuss the current structures of the Network and how they could be improved, to elect people to organisational bodies including the Steering Committee, and to vote on amendments to the constitution.

4:45pm Agenda and Organisation of Conference

  • A session on how the conference should be organised and what should be discussed.
  • Also an opportunity to discuss and debate issues that have arisen in the pre-conference period so far.

6pm Finish