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In Defence of History

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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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The Communist Party in the 1980s

THE BRITISH COMMUNIST PARTY IN THE 1980s: REVISIONISM, RESISTANCE AND RE-ESTABLISHMENT                                        The background to the falling apart of the CPGB was deeply rooted in controversies about which direction the Party should go; should [...]
In the Spotlight

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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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Atkin Lil

Lil Atkin Born at the turn of the 20th century in Surrey, Lil lost her mother at a young age and bankruptcy drove her father and siblings north to find work. She worked in the […]

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Apling Paddy

  66555543            (E C) Paddy Apling Born on 11th April 1925 as Edward Chatterton Apling, he found his baptismal name a bit too pompous for taste, growing up. With no connections to Ireland, his choice […]

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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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Airlie Jimmy

Jimmy Airlie Jimmy Airlie was born on November 10th 1936, in Renfrew, the son of a boilermaker. He served his apprenticeship as a fitter with Simon and Lobnitz, a shipyard on Clydeside. After his National […]

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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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Andrews Bill

Bill Andrews W H Andrews was the first General Secretary of the Communist Party in South Africa. But he was born in Suffolk in 1870 into a working-class family and was a member of the […]