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SWP conference: An anatomical investigation

08 Nov 2012

A minority of SWP comrades are taking advantage of their right to put their views before the membership once a year. Peter Manson reviews the latest Pre-conference Bulletin

SWP: Annual show of ‘democracy’

11 Oct 2012

This years first Internal Bulletin is a CC dominated token effort at democratic debate. Will this change, wonders Peter Manson?

Democratic centralism and idiocy of the sects

28 Jun 2012

Comrades need the space to develop and express their ideas, argues Jim Creegan. The wider the distance between a given question and the party's immediate objectives and tasks, the more latitude they should have to do so in public

Rewriting the past

31 May 2012

Lawerence Parker reviews: Roger Seifert and Tom Sibley Revolutionary communist at work: a political biography of Bert Ramelson Lawrence and Wishart, 2012, pp414,

The long view

29 Mar 2012

Communists must be patient, writes Paul Demarty, avoiding the twins of opportunism and adventurism

The tiny cog and its mechanical mindset

13 Oct 2011

Peter Manson reviews the first of three SWP pre-conference bulletins

The tragedy of Sylvia Pankhurst

09 Jun 2011

Sectarianism led to putting individual projects before party

Real democracy needs organisation

09 Jun 2011

Collective discipline is absolutely fundamental to majoritarian politics, writes James Turley

Latest irresponsible split from SWP

14 Apr 2011

The defection of Chris Bambery and a section of the Scottish membership highlights systemic failings. Peter Manson reports

The phoney war has ended

17 Feb 2011

Alex John describes the opening round in the CPGB discussion on perspectives

Extended rally gives leadership free rein

13 Jan 2011

The central committee brushed differences under the carpet at the Socialist Workers Party annual conference. James Turley reports

Another one bites the dust

06 Jan 2011

Even before SWP comrades gather in London for their annual conference, the central committee has sacked Martin Smith as national secretary and replaced him by Charlie Kimber. Peter Manson looks at an organisation in crisis

Lessons of the NUWM and UWC

28 Jan 2010

Mark Fischer takes a look at the National Unemployed Workers Movement and the Unemployed Workers Charter

Looking good

14 Feb 2008

Partisans for the paper. Mary Godwin reports on the CPGB's February aggregate meeting

Shaky SACP tries to steer ANC

13 Dec 2007

Next week the African National Congress holds its conference, where president Thabo Mbeki is being challenged for the leadership by Jacob Zuma, who is supported by a faction of the South African Communist Party. South African socialist Terry Bell looks at the financial problems of the SACP and the party's role within the ANC