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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Lenin on `left-wing’ Communism

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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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Democratic centralism

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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Karl Marx’s `Capital’

KARL MARX’S `CAPITAL’ – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?   BY GRAHAM STEVENSON     “Capital – a critical analysis of capitalist production” by Karl Marx was the product of half a lifetime’s ongoing research on [...]
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Amos Jack

Jack Amos Jack Amos led a life that confounded media images of Communist trade unionists as dour, single-minded party automatons. His quietly spoken, self-effacing demeanour masked a wickedly dry sense of humour and his post-meeting […]

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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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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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Ahern Tom

Tom Ahern Born in Ireland, Tom Ahern joined the Communist Party in the late 1930s and served in the armed forces in the Second World War. He was a member of the London District Committee […]

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Ancrum Jimmy

  Cllr Jimmy Ancrum Jim Ancrum was born in Felling-on-Tyne, in County Durham, England, in 1898. Becoming a noted orator and soapbox performer, he would end up as as a legendary figure in the north-east […]

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Ashleigh Charles

Charles Ashleigh   Ashleigh (left, speaking at the funerals of three martyred Wobblies in the USA) was already interested in radical politics when he emigrated from Britain to Argentina as a very young man in […]