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

ISN National General Meeting 1 March 2014

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National General Meeting

Sheffield Hallam University

Saturday 1 March 11am–5.30pm

We will be holding our next national members' meeting in Sheffield on Saturday 1 March. An agenda will be released shortly. Among the subjects we will be discussing are revolutionary regroupment, how best we relate to the newly formed RS21, recent debates inside the IS Network, Left Unity, and the environment. Any issues you would like to raise for the meeting or items for the agenda please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for the next internal bulletin is Friday 14 February. Please email submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any motions for the meeting please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please lay out your motions in a simple bullet point format.

We will be providing childcare on the day. Could volunteers for the creche please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..