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Democratic centralism

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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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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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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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In Defence of History

IN DEFENCE OF HISTORY   Reflections on origins of development of human society from hominids to pre-capitalist formations     Graham Stevenson   May 2005     CONTENTS   PREFACE          THE EVOLUTION OF THE [...]
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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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Attwood Arthur

Arthur Attwood Born in Wandsworth in 1913, Arthur was the son of a postman and the former housemaid of the cricketer, WG Grace. Arthur left school at the age of 14 and started training as an […]

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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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Allen William (Rev)

Reverend William Allen   The Reverend William E Allen was, for twelve years, the congregational minister at Dulwich Grove Congregational Church, Dulwich, London, SE22.  He was forced to resign his position as minister because of […]

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Alergant Joyce

Joyce Alergant  Born around 1918, Joyce Alergant left school at the age of 14 to work as a shop assistant. After a period of unemployment, she worked in a Liverpool slum area where she saw […]

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Ainsworth Bill

Bill Ainsworth in later life[/caption] Bill Ainsworth W S Ainsworth was born on 17 January 1917 in Birmingham to William and Emily Ainsworth. Young Bill met his wife Gwen met at a Young Communist League […]

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Allanson Jack

Jack Allanson   The first Communist President of the National Union of Students.   Jack Turner Allanson was born on December 30th 1919, near to Bury. Having won a scholarship to Bury Grammar School, this […]