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No names

23 Mar 2006

Wrong thoughts

23 Mar 2006

Martin Smith and his telephone expulsion

23 Mar 2006

As the latest case shows, any member who dares to question the Socialist Workers' Party's political trajectory faces expulsion by telephone. Martin Smith's regime is a disgrace and discredits the left in general, writes SW Kenning

Revolutionary strategy and Marxist conclusions

23 Feb 2006

In the second in a series of articles, Mike Macnair continues his examination of right-moving Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire theorists and the response of the SWP's Alex Callinicos

Floundering towards Eurocommunism

16 Feb 2006

While Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire theorists flounder towards Eurocommunism, the SWP's Alex Callinicos can only answer them with evasion. In the first of two articles, Mike Macnair discusses revolutionary strategy

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

A modest proposal

15 Jan 2004

Manny Neira calls for a review of the democratic centralism practised by our organisation

No expulsions

08 Jan 2004

Anne Mc Shane of the Socialist Alliance appeals committee welcomes the long overdue dropping of all charges against the Bedfordshire two

Collapsing democratic centralism

11 Dec 2003

The following statement was issued by John Pearson before his expulsion. Despite his fulsome apologies he makes clear his intention to continue voting against CPGB positions. He would do so either when he claimed not to have received "prior notice" or under cover of a mandate from Stockport Socialist Alliance

Rhetoric and hot air

20 Nov 2003

European Social Forum: Too much hot air

Democrats form platform

12 Nov 2003

Some 30 people - varying over the course of the day - met in Birmingham on Saturday November 8 to form a Democracy platform in the Socialist Alliance. Mike Macnair reports

Overturn party ban

12 Nov 2003

The participation of political parties has become one of the most controversial issues within the ESF, says Tina Becker

Party notes: Democratic centralism unites and directs

21 Aug 2003

Jack Conrad continues the debate on revolutionary organisation following discussion at the CPGB's Communist University

For genuine democratic centralism

11 Jul 2002

"Through the fullest, most open debate we seek to achieve unity in action and a common world outlook." This statement appears in the third paragraph of the revised 'What we fight for' column. John Pearson disagrees with the party majority.

Programme and party

07 Feb 2002

The SWP's main problem is that it is "not big enough", says Paul Foot. Size isn't everything, reckons Mark Fischer