WW archive > Issue 413 - 20 December 2001


Afghan criminals; SSP and Maclean; WSA party; SA paper; Effective RCN

Trade union perspectives

Our history - Lenin on tactics

The communist attitude towards the Labour Party has been a controversial issue since before the foundation of the CPGB. On Auà‚­gust 1 1920 the 1st Congress voted narrowly in favour of affiliation, but our application was rejected by the Labour Partyà¢â‚¬â„¢s national executive six weeks later. William Paul, who had spoken against affiliation at the congress, was given the important post of CPGB delegate to the Communist International, and was able to discuss with Lenin how the Party could best take on and expose the Labour Party. His account of their meeting was published in the Partyà¢â‚¬â„¢s weekly paper. Various myths have arisen on the left over Leninà¢â‚¬â„¢s advocacy of voting Labour and his urging of the CPGB to affiliate to the Labour Party. The following article puts both points into historical perspective - as specific tactics for the time - to enable the young Communist Party to discredit Labour through its own revolutionary practice.


Fighting for assimilation

Sarahà¢â‚¬â„¢s law

Hysteria rekindled

Burnley SA statement

Report welcomed

Blunkettà¢â‚¬â„¢s new clampdown

Working for splits

After walking out of the Socialist Alliance national conference on December 1 the Socialist Party in England and Wales is not only instructing its members to leave at a local level: it is encouraging further splits. The following text comes from SPEWà¢â‚¬â„¢s national circular, dated December 10 2001

Obituary - Source of inspiration

Riza Yurukoglu (Veli Dursen) November 4 1945 - December 12 2001

Faithful son of liberty

William Blake has been expropiated by the Tories, the Womenà¢â‚¬â„¢s Institute, the Church of England, public schools and the establishment in general. In fact, as shown by Mike Marqusee, he was not only an artistic genius but a militant republican and lifelong lover of liberty

Influence in Britain

Human freedom and the moral veil

Religion and class

The origins of islam

Europe marches

Working class mobilization greets EU leaders

SA looks to future

SA conference failings

The Revolutionary Democratic Group looks back at December 1

Political weaknesses exposed

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