March 22, 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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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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The Memoirs of Frank Watters

“Being Frank”: The Memoirs of Frank Watters   “Dedicated to my grandchildren      Ben and Joanne Stevenson” © Estate of Frank Watters 2006 ******************************************************************   Editor’s note: The text of `Being Frank’ reproduced here is [...]
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British bus deregulatiion

BRITISH BUS DEREGULATION a review by   GRAHAM STEVENSON   NATIONAL ORGANISER – TRANSPORT   Transport & General Workers Union.   (2000 –  first published in pamphlet form by the International Transport Workers Federation)     [...]
In the Spotlight

A guide

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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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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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Ainley David

  David Ainley     Born in 1909, he joined the YCL in 1923, and was a leading activist for most of his youth. He was the Manchester & Provincial representative in the YCL leadership […]

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Abbott Bill

Bill Abbott   Born in Ancoats, Manchester in 1905, Abbott became an apprentice pattern-maker at a firm of wire manufacturers at the age of fourteen. He worked there for eight years, from 1919-27, until he […]

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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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Alsop George

George Alsop Alsop was the Secretary of the Chopwell Miners Lodge in the 1950s, having worked there since he was 15 years old in 1928. A member of the Executive Committee of the Communist Party, […]

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Arundel Honor

Honor Arundel Children’s writer and Daily Worker film critic, Honor Arundel, along with Geoffrey Trease, are probably two of the best known Communist children’s authors.   Honor (Morfydd) Arundel was born in North Wales in […]