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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

IS Network National Women Members Meeting

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ISN National Women's Members Meeting
Chadswell Healthy Living Centre, London, WC1H 8JF
Saturday 29th November
11am-6pm 

For self-defining women only.

 

Calling all women in the network!

With its roots in the rape crisis of the SWP, the IS Network has its eyes firmly set on the questions of feminism, socialism, and left organisation – and yet, it can fall into the same bad practices as every group on the left.

The IS Network women's caucus is calling this national meeting for women members with the intention of reinvigorating discussions and debates that are far from finished.

We hope this meeting can be a space where we can organise, strategise, and debate, together, over what it means to be a socialist feminist and a woman organising on the left today.

Please get in touch if you require crèche facilities, or if you would like help paying for transport costs, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or calling/texting 07824797278

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AGENDA

11.00-11.15 - Meet and greet.
11.15-12.45 - What do we mean by socialist feminism?
12.45-13.15 - What are the priorities of women on the left today?
13.15-13.30 - BREAK
13.30-14.15 - Where do we see the IS Network going?
14.15-14.45 - LUNCH
14.45-15.45 - What makes an organisation 'good on gender'?
15.45-16.15 - Strategising for the next NMM
16.15-16.30 - BREAK
16.30-17.00 - Women's Mag.
17.00-18.00 - AOB

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