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

IS Network National Members Meeting

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The next IS Network National Members Meeting will be held on the weekend of 24th and 25th January in Toynbee Hall in London. The meeting will take place 10-6 on the Saturday and 10-4 on the Sunday. Further details and the agenda will be sent out nearer the time, but we can confirm that the event will have a creche, and we can help with travel costs and accommodation. For questions about this now, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
There will be three bulletins published in the run up to the National Meeting, and the deadline for the first of these will be 1st December. Please send any bulletin pieces to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have something which you would like to be taken as a motion or resolution for voting on, please make this clear when you submit a piece. The agenda for the meeting including which pieces will be voted on and when will be sent out in advance.