Party & Programme

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

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

Meaningful debate absent

07 Jan 2021

Why are Socialist Workers Party members incapable of making serious contributions? Peter Manson looks at the third and final internal bulletin

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


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

Dull echo chamber

03 Dec 2020

Genuine debate is something the central committee has long tried to avoid. The end result is a comatosed membership. Peter Manson reviews the second pre-conference bulletin

Youth section will win

26 Nov 2020

The political battle cleaving the Socialist Party has dramatically intensified. Emil Jacobs reports


19 Nov 2020

Jonah Martell sets out twelve proposals to transform the Democratic Socialists of America

Bureaucratic control-freakery

12 Nov 2020

The leadership of the Socialist Party is determined to enter a coalition with bourgeois parties and gain well rewarded ministerial portfolios for a few tops. Those who oppose this disastrous line are being expelled, but not silenced. Emil Jacobs reports

Going nowhere fast

05 Nov 2020

Peter Manson lifts the lid on mindless activity, an arid internal life and leadership control-freakery

Smugglers and snakeheads

29 Oct 2020

Advocating non-racist immigration controls not only means lining up with national chauvinism, argues Eddie Ford. It is also self-defeating

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

No end in sight

29 Oct 2020

Will a Biden victory break the far-right wave? Paul Demarty thinks the Covid-19 economic downturn will fuel irrationality

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