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

Dispelling the Kautsky myths

06 Mar 2020

Ben Lewis introduces his recently published Karl Kautsky on democracy and republicanism. This article is based on a talk he gave to the March 1 London Communist Forum.

Still in denial

06 Mar 2020

It is all very well for the SWP to condemn Weinstein, writes Paul Demarty, but what about the legacy of its own rape scandal?

The supreme issue

29 Feb 2020

Fight for unity

23 Feb 2020

Crooked formulations

23 Feb 2020

No human is illegal, says the Morning Star. But, notes Eddie Ford, the paper goes on to argue that not all humans should be legal.

Stalin’s ‘united front’ party

13 Feb 2020

The treacherous role of the Tudeh Party after the 1979 revolution is well known. In the first of two articles, Yassamine Mather shows how the origins of its opportunism were bound up with the diplomatic interests of the Soviet Union.

October shakes the British left

13 Feb 2020

George’s marvellous medicine

13 Feb 2020

The pro-Brexit Workers Party is a strange amalgam. But asks Paul Demarty, can it make an impact?

Two alternatives

09 Feb 2020

James Marshall discusses the clear choice facing the Sheffield conference of the Labour left.

An exercise in futility

31 Jan 2020

For the leadership of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign it as though the last four years of ‘anti-Semitism’ smears and the defeat of Jeremy Corbyn had not happened. Tony Greenstein reports on the AGM.

Lessons of Corbynism’s defeat

24 Jan 2020

How to overcome the impediments to communist consciousness? Rex Dunn takes issue with Mike Macnair.

Our attitude to Europe

09 Jan 2020

A long-standing member of the Communist Party of Britain has tried to start an open debate using the ‘normal channels’. Though this letter was sent to the CPB, the Morning Star and Communist Review in December 2019, it has neither been printed not even acknowledged

The great moving right show

09 Jan 2020

Characterising the Johnson government as ‘fascist’ provides some sections of the left with the excuse they need to collapse into broad frontism and class collaborationism, Mike Macnair presents his case

Not much to say

19 Dec 2019

Peter Manson is saddened, but not surprised, by the extraordinarily low level of what passes for debate.

Contradictory impasse

12 Dec 2019

Peter Manson reports on the SACP’s December 9-12 special national congress.

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