Lenin’s key texts

A SUMMARY OF SOME KEY TEXTS BY LENIN   WHAT IS TO BE DONE? From 1902 to today     At first sight, the book by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, “What is to be Done?”, seems […]

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Vickers Jon

Jon Vickers     James Oswald Noel 'Jon' Vickers was born on April 6th 1916. Although always called Jon, or John, by colleagues he was `Mouse’ to his family and friends. He came from a privileged London background. […]

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Birmingham Communists in action in the 1930s

From “the Lucas girls’ joy” to “we won’t pay” – the fight against Bedaux to the rent strike: Birmingham Communists in action in the 1930s                Graham Stevenson   The 1930s saw, across the country […]

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Democratic centralism

Historical notes on democratic centralism   Democratic Centralism is not so much as written about by Lenin as developed in practice. The approach he was engaged in was seen by Lenin as applying the traditional […]

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The Great Money Trick

An edited version in play format, by Graham Stevenson, of a section of Tressell’s book, for use by political groups as an educational tool…. THE GREAT MONEY TRICK – A PLAY IN ONE ACT: ADAPTED FROM […]


Marxism and terrorism

MARXISM AND TERRORISM   Contrary to the popular image of Communists as bloodthirsty types, itching to be gets the bombs and machine guns out, we have always seen the kind of actions that, according to […]

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Lenin on the state and revolution

  “The State and Revolution” by V I Lenin   It is significant that Lenin’s introduction to this work is dated August 1917, only weeks before he led the successful Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. He […]

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Engels on the family, property and the state

`Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State’ by Frederick Engels   In the `Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State’, Engels looks at how these three institutions emerged from about six […]