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The long view

29 Mar 2012

Communists must be patient, writes Paul Demarty, avoiding the twins of opportunism and adventurism

Open letter to ‘Red Line TV’

12 May 2022

Jack Conrad scorns the ‘alive and kicking’ claim, questions Labour Briefing’s ‘great tradition’ and urges rebellion against LRC’s social-imperialism

Totally in control

11 Nov 2021

The central committee is looking forward to yet another conference without a peep of opposition from the rank and file. Peter Manson reports on the first of three internal bulletins

Failing the Lenin test

21 Oct 2021

A spooked leadership is attempting to silence its left critics, especially the rebel youth wing. The use of cadre names, defence of Stalin, advocacy of a popular militia and any public dissent have been outlawed. Paul Demarty reports on what could end up as a messy split

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

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

Historical muddle, theoretical overkill

22 Oct 2020

Continuing his response to Neil Faulkner, Mike Macnair rejects the myth of the ‘Zinovievist’ origin of democratic centralism

Fiasco nears conclusion

13 Jun 2019

Peter Taaffe’s split-mongering shows that loyalty to him is the yardstick of orthodoxy in his ‘international’, argues Paul Demarty

Negations of democratic centralism

30 May 2019

Mike Macnair completes his series of articles dealing with the issues raised by the collapse of the US International Socialist Organization

Full-timers and ‘cadre’

25 Apr 2019

Mike Macnair discusses the managerialist version of ‘democratic centralism’ revealed by the collapse of yet another sect

Tactics, principles and willing dupes

19 Jul 2018

What attitude should the left take to the People’s Vote campaign and its call for a second referendum? Jack Conrad insists that referendums are a backward, not a forward step for democracy

Victimisers pose as victims

26 Apr 2018

David Shearer of Labour Party Marxists reports on the lobby in support of Marc Wadsworth

Supplement: Biography of a sister slogan

05 Apr 2018

The demand for the ‘publication of the secret treaties’, which represented a key turning point in support for the Bolsheviks, predated the April theses by several weeks, writes Lars T Lih. This is the seventh and concluding part of the series, ‘All power to the soviets!’

Too early to celebrate

01 Mar 2018

Iain McNicol gone, JLM calling the police, rumours about Ken Livingstone being reinstated … But it’s not all plain sailing for the left, warns Carla Roberts of Labour Party Marxists

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer man

15 Feb 2018

Jeremy Newmark, the ‘ideal representative’ of the Jewish Labour Movement, stands accused of all manner of wrongdoing. Tony Greenstein calls on the Labour Party to act

When chickens come home

15 Feb 2018

Jeremy Newmark is in trouble, Ann Black has been dropped and AWL members have been declared ‘unwelcome’, reports Carla Roberts of Labour Party Marxists

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