May 24, 2019

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Trotskyist view of CP history

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Book Critique A shorter version of this extended review was published at the time of the appearance of the book. The full version is reproduced here for the record. James Eaden and David Renton “The [...]
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Lenin on Imperialism

“Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism” by V I Lenin Writing this in 1916 in Switzerland, Lenin used a style in this work that would enable the Tsarist censor to permit it to be published in Russia. [...]
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What’s on this site? Original works of Graham Stevenson – books, pamphlets, articles and speeches. (1) The single largest information resource is `A Compendium of Communist Biographies’, an `encyclopaedia’ of mainly deceased (but not all) Communist Party [...]
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Lenin on `left-wing’ Communism

Lenin’s “`Left-Wing’ Communism: an infantile disorder”  This was written by Lenin in 1920 and he himself called it “an attempt at a popular discussion on Marxist strategy and tactics”. Like so much of his writing, [...]
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by admin in Encyclopedia of Communist Biographies 0

There are many individual Communist Biographies in this section of this site, adding up to hundreds and hundreds of thousands of words! Work on newly researched biographies is on-going and suggestions, new information, additions, corrections, and queries from readers are always welcome. Reminiscences that readers have are particularly interesting. Use the contact me tab to get in touch. “Man’s dearest possession is life. It is given to him but once, and he must live it [...]

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Avis Peter

Peter Avis Avis began working for the Observer in the 1960s and was with it on an off until 2003. In the 1970s he was a reporter for the Morning Star, becoming its diplomatic correspondent. […]

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Anderson Colin

 Colin Anderson. Born on July 3rd 1952 and a life-long Communist, Colin Anderson worked at the National Savings branch in Cowglen Glasgow for more than 30 years. He held virtually every lay position there was […]

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Ashbee Felicity

Felicity Ashbee Felicity’s father, Charles Robert Ashbee, was an influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century.  In his ‘Mile End Experiment’, he attempted to remake society – at least […]

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Arnison Jim

 Jim Arnison   Born in Hanky Park, Salford, Arnison began working life as an apprentice plumber, aged 14, in 1939 and eventually became the long-standing Northern correspondent of the Morning Star.   He had a […]

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Ackland Mary Valentine

Mary Valentine Ackland The poet and Communist, Mary Ackland (pictured left), was born in London in 1906 to a wealthy family. She was briefly married at the age of 19 to Richard Turpin but this […]

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Ashton Mark

Mark Ashton   Ashton, being born in 1961, was active within the Young Communist League at a time when it was falling into fragments – after having followed a thoroughly revisionist and liquidationist course for […]