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

A strange amalgam

08 Jul 2021

In light of George Galloway’s strong showing in Batley and Spen, Paul Demarty asks if his new organisation has any kind of serious future

Loyal foot soldiers

08 Jul 2021

The CPGB-ML siding with George Galloway over voting for the Brexit Party laid the ground for founding the Workers Party of Britain in December 2019. But Lawrence Parker expects the romance to prove fleeting

Politics not as usual

08 Jul 2021

After Batley and Spen, Derek James reports on debates over Labour’s prospects and amending our programme

What Mao began

01 Jul 2021

Now celebrating its centenary, the Communist Party of China presides over a strange hybrid social formation. Eddie Ford looks at its evolution

A meeting of two halves

01 Jul 2021

We are a campaign for free speech: good. But we are not a Labour campaign: bad. Derek James of Labour Party Marxists reports

George’s modest flutter

01 Jul 2021

The return of the British left’s most eccentric celebrity has provided an interesting twist - but can he succeed? Paul Demarty looks at the Batley and Spen by-election

Build on solid foundations

24 Jun 2021

Socialists need a programme, but not just any old programme. Donald Parkinson of Cosmonaut magazine and the Marxist Unity Slate in the Democratic Socialists of America sets out the history and great advantages of the minimum-maximum programme

Fascism needs definition

17 Jun 2021

Marxism strives for clarity and telling the truth. Jack Conrad replies to Hasan Keser and Daniel Lazare

Texas and the F-word

10 Jun 2021

Can fascism be established in the absence of a working class threat? Daniel Lazare believes it is possible

Another Venezuela?

10 Jun 2021

Ruling class fears about the new Peruvian president are very likely misplaced, writes Michael Roberts

Story built on lies

03 Jun 2021

David Douglass reviews 'Thatcher vs the miners: the battle for Britain', produced by Harry Bell and Brendan Hughes and broadcast on Channel 5

Centrality of class

03 Jun 2021

Mike Macnair replies to Foppe de Haan and Catherine Liu on the analysis of history and meritocracy

Appeals of class society

20 May 2021

We need to understand what makes the exploited actually defend the system that oppresses them, argues Foppe de Haan

Wages of tailism

20 May 2021

Unlike others on the left, the SWP at least tries to draw lessons from the failure of Spain’s Podemos. The problem is, Paul Demarty explains, the lessons it draws are hopelessly wrong

Theatre of revolution

20 May 2021

While the March on Rome was significant, writes David Broder, the active collaboration of the Italian ruling class with the fascists was central

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