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Left Unity: Assume we have a tin opener

13 Feb 2014

Mark Fischer spent a day at Left Unity's most recent TNC meeting... though it felt like a lot longer

SWP conference: Notes of a delegate

19 Dec 2013

An oppositionist calls for the whole of the left to engage in debate and rethink its politics

SWP: Creating a desert waste

19 Dec 2013

For the third time in just over a year, the leadership is ‘drawing a line’. Actually, argues Ben Lewis, Charlie Kimber and Alex Callinicos are busily destroying their own organisation

Left Unity: Establishing freedom to criticise

05 Dec 2013

Paul Demarty looks at the constitutional fallout for Left Unity post-conference

SWP: Another split looms

28 Nov 2013

The leadership refuses to accept that there is any truth in opposition criticisms. Peter Manson reviews this year’s final Pre-conference Bulletin

Left Unity: How to vote at conference

28 Nov 2013

CPGB Provisional Central Committee recommendations

Lukács: The philosophy trap

21 Nov 2013

György Lukács provided the ‘theoretical overkill’ for the bureaucratic centralism of groups like the SWP, argues Mike Macnair

SWP opposition: Facing a rout

14 Nov 2013

There are signs of increasing demoralisation amongst oppositionists, writes Peter Manson

Why I am leaving the AWL

07 Nov 2013

Pat Smith's resignation letter

AWL: Failing the litmus test of loyalty

07 Nov 2013

The republication of a chauvinistic article on the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty website was the spark that led Patrick Smith to resign from the organisation. Mark Fischer asked him about his experience in the group

AWL: Siege mentality

31 Oct 2013

Conference is where political differences should be debated out. Paul Demarty reports on an exception

SWP: Insiders call leadership to account

31 Oct 2013

Members have finally been presented with a detailed report of the Delta case, reports Peter Manson. But it does not make easy reading for the central committee

SWP: Another dreadful mess

17 Oct 2013

The behaviour of the SWP brings the whole left into disrepute, writes Peter Manson

SWP: Leatherites thirsting for a purge

10 Oct 2013

Faced with criticism from two directions, the central committee is desperately trying to limit the damage. Peter Manson reports

SWP: At war with itself

03 Oct 2013

The leadership is divided between two competing factions. Meanwhile there is the challenge presented by the official opposition. Peter Manson reports on the growing disarray