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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

Lenin glosses the April theses

31 Aug 2017

In this fifth part of his series, Lars T Lih focuses on Lenin’s April 21 1917 Pravda article, ‘A basic question’

Supplement: The birth of a new system

10 Aug 2017

As well as celebrating the Russian Revolution, says Jack Conrad, we should never forget the counterrevolution

Supplement: Thirteen to two?

27 Jul 2017

Did the Petrograd Bolsheviks overwhelmingly reject Lenin’s April theses when they were first proposed? The records show otherwise, argues Lars T Lih

Under pressure to stand

20 Jul 2017

While the SACP has finally agreed to contest elections independently, writes Peter Manson, its leadership is still fully committed to class collaboration

May is not irreplaceable

29 Jun 2017

More is needed than a removal van outside Number 10, argues Paul Demarty

Things have just got even better

15 Jun 2017

The unexpected general election result has considerably weakened the Tories and strengthened Jeremy Corbyn’s position. The left has a real chance of transforming the Labour Party into a united front of a special kind, says James Marshall of Labour Party Marxists

Difficult times ahead

08 Jun 2017

Macron appears to be hankering after some form of Gaullist rule. But what of the left? René Gimpel looks at the programmes, prospects and divisions in the run-up to the June 18 elections

Left should not stand on sidelines

08 Jun 2017

Help defeat the Blairite right by winning all unions to affiliate to Labour, urges Peter Manson

Prospects of the Russian Revolution

08 Jun 2017

Kautsky saw the events of spring 1917 as having a global significance. Even though now a renegade, he was still capable of considerable foresight

A forgotten strategist

08 Jun 2017

Ben Lewis introduces Karl Kautsky’s article of April 1917