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Enough wishful thinking

03 Nov 2017

The left must do better than acting as Puigdemont’s PR department, argues Paul Demarty

Iran, Kurdistan and the left

03 Nov 2017

How can we achieve principled communist unity in the Middle East? We spoke to Mohammad Reza Shalgouni, a member of the Organisation of Revolutionary Workers of Iran (Rahe Kargar)

Supplement: Trotsky 1917 vs Trotsky 1924

02 Nov 2017

Did the Bolsheviks believe the Russian Revolution to be ‘bourgeois-democratic’ or ‘socialist’? asks Lars T Lih in part 6 of his series, ‘All power to the soviets!’

Supplement: The Bolsheviks & socialist revolution

26 Oct 2017

Did Lenin’s April theses amount to ‘rearming the party’? Paul Le Blanc argues that the contributions of Lars T Lih and Eric Blanc do not tell the whole story

Triumph of ‘revolutionary parliamentarism’

12 Oct 2017

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

Transform the Labour Party

12 Oct 2017

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

Heading for chaos

28 Sep 2017

Yassamine Mather looks at the reaction to the independence referendum

Humpty Dumpty and ‘anti-Semitism’

21 Sep 2017

The Jewish Labour Movement claims its rule change has been adopted by the Labour Party NEC, Kat Gugino, of Labour Party Marxists, begs to differ

Bringing Marx and Engels into the picture

21 Sep 2017

Continuity was the link between Marxism’s founders and 1917 Russia, argues August Nimtz, in the first of three talks he gave to the CPGB’s Communist University

Keep up the pressure

21 Sep 2017

Labour’s NEC has opened the door for much-needed change - now the left needs to take advantage of that opening, says Carla Roberts

Rearming the April theses

14 Sep 2017

With the help of some new insights, Rex Dunn argues that Lars T Lih’s continuity theory does not stand up, despite the new evidence he has uncovered

Where next for the ANC?

14 Sep 2017

Are there hopeful signs amidst the poverty and corruption? South African socialist, author and journalist Terry Bell addressed a London Communist Forum on September 10

Nationalism and imperial power

14 Sep 2017

The Kurdish independence referendum is not a welcome development, writes Yassamine Mather

Left wing of the permissible

07 Sep 2017

As the Democratic Socialists of America begin to make an impact, Jim Creegan analyses the politics of its founder, Michael Harrington

Lenin refutes a misreading of the April theses

31 Aug 2017

Reproducing a historic polemic