Triumph of ‘revolutionary parliamentarism’

Elections - as a means, not an end - were central to Lenin’s strategic thinking, argued August Nimtz in his concluding talk at the CPGB’s Communist University1

Lenin was in exile in Switzerland when Russia’s masses once again became protagonists of history. This time, in February-March 1917, they did what they could not do in 1905-1907: they finally put to rest the sclerotic 300-year-old Romanov dynasty. A provisional government, composed mainly of Cadets and other bourgeois forces, took its place and claimed its legitimacy in what remained of the fourth duma.

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Letters

Confession; Big mistake; Ridiculous; Stitch-up; Continuity?; Not as bad; Opportunist ; Catalan republic; Naive

Winning the battle of ideas

Peter Manson reports on the October 8 meeting of CPGB members

Labour’s ‘flexible’ rules

If being a supporter of LPM is incompatible with Labour’s ‘aims and principles’, asks Carla Roberts, where does that leave all the other political organisations inside the party?

No case to answer

Stan Keable was expelled last week from the Labour Party because of his association with Labour Party Marxists, of which he is secretary. This is his reply to Labour’s head of disputes

Transform the Labour Party

The steering committee of Labour Party Marxists has agreed this 13-point platform, which will provide the basis for its submission to the Labour Party democracy commission

Defend Moshé Machover

Hands Off the People of Iran protests against the expulsion of one of Hopi’s founding members

Make it free, safe and legal

The struggle for abortion rights is an essential part of the fight to end women’s oppression, writes Alan Gibson of Rebels4Choice (personal capacity)

Still on the cards

A US attack on Iran is far from impossible, warns Yassamine Mather

Hanging on by a thread

While Theresa May has just about survived the Conservative Party conference, worse challenges lie ahead, reckons Paul Demarty

Twice the price

Robbie Rix celebrates some especially giving readers

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