Democracy & State > Stalinism
The trouble with Browder
16 Dec 2010
Lawrence Parker continues his exploration of the CPGB's inner-party life following World War II
Their finest hour?
09 Dec 2010
The end of World War II saw an angry rebellion developing among the 'official' Communist Party's rank and file, writes Lawrence Parker
Slow death of Cuban 'socialism'
23 Sep 2010
The capitalist road is the only one open to an isolated Cuba, writes James Turley
Soviet 'planning' and bolt-on democracy
12 Nov 2009
SPEW's Socialism event had a session on Stalinism's collapse. Mark Fischer points out what it represents for Marxists
12 Mar 2009
Jack Conrad defends Lenin and Trotsky, and issues a health warning about Arthur Scargill, George Galloway, Robert Griffiths and others who want to forget, belittle or maintain silence over the crimes of Stalin
Solzhenitsyn: false prophet
04 Sep 2008
Paul Flewers, author of 'The new civilisation? Understanding Stalin's Soviet Union 1929-1941', investigates how a hero of western anti-communism came to be abandoned by his former promoters
In the middle of the 'Road'
06 Mar 2008
Lawrence Parker reveals new evidence of Stalin's legacy in the post-war CPGB programme
Sunshine Stalinism ends?
28 Feb 2008
James Turley looks at the mixed response of the left and the prospect of a 'Cuban Deng'
Hidden from history
22 Nov 2007
Lawrence Parker, The kick inside - revolutionary opposition in the CPGB 1960-1991 2007, £4.00 (+ £1.15 postage), pp75
No more historical abortions
14 Dec 2006
Hillel Ticktin highlights the bogus nature of planning in the Soviet Union and locates the central importance of Europe for the transition to socialism
Big people and the small state
08 Jan 2004
Tory leader Michael Howard declares: "I believe the people should be big. That the state should be small." This is a sentiment that authentic Marxists would wholeheartedly concur with, writes Jack Conrad
Divided four ways
08 Jan 2004
There are deep divisions in the leadership of the 'Morning Star's Communist Party of Britain over what attitude to adopt towards the new Respect coalition. Can its forthcoming special congress resolve the contradictions? Alan Rees investigates
European Social Forum: PCF attacked
20 Nov 2003
The PCF was attacked with bottles and fireworks by a gaggle of two to three hundred anarchists. David Moran witnessed events
Rewinning our day
01 May 2003
It is time we reclaim May Day from the Stalinists, says Eddie Ford
Stalin's system of terror
06 Mar 2003
The 50th anniversary of Joseph Stalin's death on March 5 1953 has been used as an occasion to revisit the massive terror he personally ordered and presided over from the late 1920s onwards. Jack Conrad investigates the legacy of 'the man of steel'