Party & Programme > Democratic centralism

The long view

29 Mar 2012

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

No safe spaces for traitors

21 Jul 2016

Jeremy Corbyn not only faces the nonentity, Owen Smith, but a legal challenge in the high court. Jim Grant of Labour Party Marxists says the left must toughen up

Openness is a weapon

21 Apr 2016

The Weekly Worker’s commitment to open reporting on the affairs of the labour movement is not a fetish, but a political necessity, argues Paul Demarty

Straight-talking left

07 Apr 2016

There is nothing to fear from openly and honestly reporting our meetings, writes Sarah McDonald

A missed opportunity

26 Nov 2015

Left unity continues to dodge the issue of its constitution, writes Paul Demarty

Origins of democratic centralism

05 Nov 2015

Demands to bring parliamentarians into line; rightwing MPs complaining about the threat of deselection; pleas to put electability first - it all sounds very familiar

Not fit for purpose

15 Jan 2015

Jack Conrad shows that the LU constitution internalises trade union defeats and contains self-defeating time bombs

CWI: A bureaucratic farce

20 Feb 2014

The anti-Keynesian dissident, Bruce Wallace, has been suspended, reports Paul Demarty

What might have been

13 Feb 2014

The Communist Platform meeting showed what the Socialist Platform could have been, says Ian Donovan

Left Unity: Assume we have a tin opener

13 Feb 2014

Mark Fischer spent a day at Left Unity's most recent TNC meeting... though it felt like a lot longer

SWP conference: Notes of a delegate

19 Dec 2013

An oppositionist calls for the whole of the left to engage in debate and rethink its politics

SWP: Creating a desert waste

19 Dec 2013

For the third time in just over a year, the leadership is ‘drawing a line’. Actually, argues Ben Lewis, Charlie Kimber and Alex Callinicos are busily destroying their own organisation

Left Unity: Establishing freedom to criticise

05 Dec 2013

Paul Demarty looks at the constitutional fallout for Left Unity post-conference

SWP: Another split looms

28 Nov 2013

The leadership refuses to accept that there is any truth in opposition criticisms. Peter Manson reviews this year’s final Pre-conference Bulletin

Left Unity: How to vote at conference

28 Nov 2013

CPGB Provisional Central Committee recommendations

Lukács: The philosophy trap

21 Nov 2013

György Lukács provided the ‘theoretical overkill’ for the bureaucratic centralism of groups like the SWP, argues Mike Macnair

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