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Diminished horizons, modern-day echoes

22 Jun 2006

Lawrence Parker reviews John Callaghan: Cold War, crisis and conflict: the CPGB 1951-68 (Lawrence and Wishart, 2003, pp256, £15.99)

A Chartist trade union party?

01 Jun 2006

Dave Craig of the Revolutionary Democratic Group looks forward to a synthesis of reform and revolution

Political consciousness and international unity

25 May 2006

What is the link between national and international revolution? What is the role of the workers' international? Mike Macnair continues his series on communist strategy

What we need

04 May 2006

For the first time in many years there was actually some kind of showing from the trade unions on the London May Day march. Alan Fox reports

Against war, for workers' rights

04 May 2006

Yassamine Mather reports on Iranian workers taking to the streets on May Day

Communist strategy and the party form

27 Apr 2006

Mike Macnair examines the Leninist 'party of a new type' and disentangles its advantages and shortcomings from the necessity of splitting from the Second International

War and revolutionary strategy

20 Apr 2006

Mike Macnair puts the record straight on Lenin's call for defeatism and insists on the necessity of the left taking the democratic question of arms seriously

War and revolutionary strategy

13 Apr 2006

Mike Macnair puts the record straight on Lenin's call for defeatism and insists on the necessity of the left taking the democratic question of arms seriously

Intransigently brave

06 Apr 2006

Mark Fischer remembers Paul Whetton, a former member of the CPGB and an outstanding rank and file miners' leader during the Great Strike of 1984-85, who died on March 3

Self-determination and the British-Irish

16 Feb 2006

Jack Conrad argues in defence of thesis 19

Security, control and principled debate

02 Feb 2006

Does our paper's fight for transparency in the workers' movement play games with "people's lives and livelihoods"? The letter below from Mike Davies, a member of the left nationalist group, Cymru Goch, makes that charge. Mark Fischer replies

Completing Marx's project

19 Jan 2006

Communist Party comrades in London recently began a collective study of Beyond 'Capital', written by Michael A Lebowitz. The author argues that Capital, taken alone, is one-sided, given Marx's intention to also write a book on wage-labour. The incompleteness of Marx's work has helped produce a left whose theory is distorted and characterised by economism and programmatic narrowness. Mark Fischer spoke to the comrade in Venezuela, where he currently lives. He began with a description of his personal evolution as a communist

Take control of the Bolivarian revolution

12 Jan 2006

Nick Rogers disputes Paul Hampton's assertion that the Chavez regime is Bonapartist and calls for a radical transfer of power to the working class

Bolivia shifts left

12 Jan 2006

Which effect will Evo Morales' victory have on the working class and the political landscape in South America? Eddie Ford takes a closer look

Working class project for Spanish America

01 Dec 2005

Nick Rogers looks at the contradictions in the Bolivarian revolution and calls for the building of workers' unity across the continent to defend and extend the gains won in Venezuela