April 24, 2019

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Collected short book reviews

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Collected Short Book Reviews:   These reviews first appeared first in the Morning Star at the time of publication of the books involved :     “A Very British Strike” by Anne Perkins (MacMillan)   [...]
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Marxism and terrorism

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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 `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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A guide

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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Arnot Robin Page

Robin Page Arnot Robin Page Arnot was born on December 15th 1890 at Greenock, where his father was the editor of the `Greenock Telegraph’ and `Clyde Shipping Gazette’. He went to Glasgow University where he […]

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Abraham Phil

Phil Abraham The secretary of the Nantyglo branch of the National Unemployed Workers Movement, Abraham was effectively the local leader of the unemployed. He reckoned that around 60% of the unemployed in Blaina were associated […]

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Askins Jack

Jack Askins Born on 28th April 1919 to an east European immigrant couple, his given name was Isadore, Issy as he was known in his youth. He left school at the age of 13 and went to […]

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Abbott May

May Abbott May Abbott was a weaver from the age of 14, and a member of YCL and CPGB from an early age. She was also the full time secretary of the Rossendale branch of the Textile […]

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Armour Lou

Lou Armour Born in Liverpool, Armour joined the Communist Party from an early age. A skilled painter by trade, he became a full time official of the Association of Painters and Decorators in 1966 and […]

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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 […]