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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

Sectarianism and secession

25 May 2017

Programmatically weak politics only helped reinforce the CPGB’s ultimate sectarianism after its re-entry into the Labour Party in the late 1930s, writes Lawrence Parker

Up close and personal

18 May 2017

The CPGB’s mass entry work in the Labour Party in the late 1930s has been partially obscured by delusions associated with popular frontism, writes Lawrence Parker

Mayakovsky and the avant garde

09 Mar 2017

What was the truth about Soviet art? Rex Dunn looks at the real reasons behind its decay

What was Straight Left?

09 Mar 2017

Lawrence Parker investigates the political origins of Jeremy Corbyn’s director and deputy director of strategy and communications

Reason in revolt

19 Jan 2017

Lawrence Parker reviews: Paul Flewers and John McIlroy (editors) 1956: John Saville, EP Thompson and The Reasoner Merlin Press, 2016, pp450, £20.

An icon, but not a model

01 Dec 2016

Revolutionary, dictator - or both? Paul Demarty remembers Fidel Castro

No sense of tradition

03 Nov 2016

Attempts to use the history of the Communist Party of Great Britain to back up Robert Griffiths’ stance on the Labour Party are farcical, writes Lawrence Parker

Blundering ineptitude

16 Jun 2016

There are furious objections to the Morning Star giving Ken Livingstone a regular column. Peter Manson reports

Curious delay and publication switch

16 Jun 2016

Rexx Dunn reviews: 'Victor Serge and Natalia Sedova Trotsky The life and death of Leon Trotsky', Haymarket Books, 2016, pp396, £12.99

Too close for comfort

19 May 2016

The errors of the CPGB in relation to the 1924 minority Labour government were deeply rooted in the political physiognomy of the early Comintern, argues Lawrence Parker

Not a lot has changed

28 Jan 2016

Rex Dunn reviews: Hamid Ismailov The underground Restless Books, 2015, pp279, £10.99

This charming man

07 May 2015

Ben Macintyre A spy among friends: Kim Philby and the great betrayal Bloomsbury, 2014, pp354, £18

Jack Collins: We could swamp them

30 Oct 2014

In 1984 The Leninist interviewed Jack Collins, area secretary of Kent NUM who went on to become disillusioned with the CPGB leadership

Branson’s pickle

30 Oct 2014

Noreen Branson History of the Communist Party of Great Britain 1927-1941 Lawrence and Wishart, 2014, pp376, £17.99; and History of the Communist Party of Great Britain 1941-1951 Lawrence and Wishart, 1997, pp262, £14.99