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Fur flies over Lenin

22 Mar 2012

What has the debate over 1912 got to do with current communist practice? James Turley answers the philistines

1921 turning point?

11 Mar 2021

Mike Macnair spoke to Online Communist Forum on March 7 about the related centenaries of the 1921 Kronstadt rebellion, the adoption of the NEP and the ban on factions in the Russian Communist Party

We light fires

18 Feb 2021

One half of the Labour Campaign for Free Speech does not believe in free speech. They want a ‘free speech, but ...’ campaign. Jack Conrad explains why the left should champion the unrestricted right to organise, strike, assemble and speak

For or against ‘AGREEMENTISM’?

28 Jan 2021

In his third and final article in this series Lars T Lih analyses the duel over support for the Provisional Government that divided the Bolsheviks from the Mensheviks before Lenin’s return from exile in Switzerland

Open and honest debate

14 Jan 2021

The CPGB’s first online winter school proved to be a real success. James Harvey reports

Lenin in his own words

07 Jan 2021

Consistent Bolshevik message

07 Jan 2021

Did Lenin’s April theses lead to a complete change of policy? Lars T Lih continues his series, arguing that the opposite is the case

SCOTLAND SUPPLEMENT III - Separatism, federalism, centralism

17 Dec 2020

Breaking apart existing states is not the road to socialism, but the road to defeat, writes Jack Conrad

Principle, not dogma

17 Dec 2020

No one can discredit Marxism better than ‘Marxists’. Mike Macnair responds to criticisms from Gerry Downing and Levi Rafael

One-liners

17 Dec 2020

Lev Kamenev in March-April 1917

A curious case

17 Dec 2020

Were the Bolsheviks under the leadership of Kamenev supporters of the Provisional Government and hostile to soviet power? Lars T Lih puts the story straight

Break with managerialism

29 Oct 2020

Martin Thomas’s response to Neil Faulkner misuses history to defend the bankrupt model of confessional sects, argues Mike Macnair

Zinoviev in Halle

15 Oct 2020

To mark the centenary of the pivotal Halle congress of the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany on October 20 1920, Ben Lewis looks at the lead-up to and consequences of Grigory Zinoviev’s marathon four-hour speech

Tall tales of 1912

10 Sep 2020

Stalin’s later version of the famous Prague conference of the RSDLP is a parody of his own views at the time, writes Lawrence Parker

The centrality of hegemony

07 May 2020

150 years after his birth, how to evaluate Lenin and his ideas? Lars T Lih emphasises his consistency

October shakes the British left

13 Feb 2020

William Sarsfield opens his series on the founding of the CPGB 100 years ago

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