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End the cycle of splits

24 May 2012

If the left is to build a serious political organisation it will have to facilitate internal dissent, writes Mike Macnair. And that will require both majorities and minorities to act responsibly

SUPPLEMENT: Letting the facts speak for themselves

06 May 2021

Otto Kilian, preface to ‘White terror in central Germany: the truth about the March battles - stenographic report of the proceedings of the Prussian state parliament’s investigative committee over October 27-28 1921’ (translator: Ben Lewis)

SUPPLEMENT: Before, during and after March

06 May 2021

Ben Lewis explores the multiple causes behind what was a badly calculated bid to artificially induce revolution in Weimar Germany

Moving to far right

22 Apr 2021

Moshé Machover looks at the dynamics and strange deals that might be done following the indecisive general election

Cowboys and Indians

22 Apr 2021

The AWL’s attempt to claim the legacy of Shapurji Saklatvala is poorly executed and theoretically incoherent, argues Lawrence Parker

American ‘Blue Labour’?

15 Apr 2021

Mike Macnair reviews 'Virtue hoarders: the case against the professional managerial class' by Catherine Liu

Labour’s latest Waterloo

15 Apr 2021

The defeat of the campaign for union recognition at Amazon is not as straightforward as might be thought, argues Daniel Lazare

Nationalist dreams and nightmares

08 Apr 2021

Mike Macnair reviews 'Workers and nationalism: Czech and German Social Democracy in Habsburg Austria, 1890-1918' by JS Beneš and 'The Fiume crisis: life in the wake of the Habsburg empire' by DK Reill

How to be gaslit

08 Apr 2021

Anger is an insufficient response to the Sewell report, argues Paul Demarty. The left needs its own critique of liberal anti-racism

Anti-racism as a straitjacket

01 Apr 2021

Boris Johnson's government boasts of its anti-racism, the UN boasts of its anti-racism, the SWP boasts of its anti-racism. Paul Demarty detects more than a whiff of popular frontism

Blasphemy laws old and new

01 Apr 2021

Freedom of speech includes the right to criticise, explain and even mock, insists Eddie Ford

End of a dead end

25 Mar 2021

Last week’s general election saw big losses for the Socialist Party. Predictably, the leadership’s purge of the left has backfired. Emil Jacobs of the SP’s Communist Platform reports

Lamb dressed as mutton

18 Mar 2021

Lawrence Parker reviews 'A centenary for socialism: Britain’s Communist Party 1920-2020' by the Communist Party of Britain, edited by Mary Davis

In the era of pandemics

18 Mar 2021

Covid-19 has brought with it the potential for genuine transformation. Mark Kosman unashamedly looks on the bright side

The afterlife of Bobby Sands

11 Mar 2021

Glowing leftwing tributes to the hunger-striker contrast markedly to the prevailing attitude 40 years ago. Paul Demarty looks at the modern-day paradoxes

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

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