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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?

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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

Kicking off in Rio: popular protest and the politics of the World Cup

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Kicking off in Rio: popular protest and the politics of the World Cup

hosted by North London rs21 and IS Network

Tuesday 10th June,
7-9pm,
Unity Church, 277 Upper Street, Islington, London

Brazil has seen huge attacks on its poor and a fightback from hundreds of thousands as two mega-events - the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016 - inflict themselves on a country of huge inequalities. Writer Mike Marqusee and Rio resident Ali Sargent will talk about the politics of these "trojan horses for neoliberalism" and popular protest against them. North London rs21 and International Socialist Network London invite you to come and listen and join the discussion.

http://www.mikemarqusee.com/
http://internationalsocialistnetwork.org/
http://rs21.org.uk/