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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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The Great Money Trick

An edited version in play format, by Graham Stevenson, of a section of Tressell’s book, for use by political groups as an educational tool…. THE GREAT MONEY TRICK – A PLAY IN ONE ACT: ADAPTED FROM [...]
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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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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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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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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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Aitken George

George Aitken George Sutherland Aitken, an engineering worker by trade, attended the Lenin School Moscow in 1927 and a member of the Central Committee from 1931.  With the onset of fascism, and an increasing danger […]

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Abbott Dorothy

Dorothy Pauline Abbott (Knight) Born Norwich October 26th 1920, Dorothy Abbott (she later married and adopted the name Knight) was seconded by the Department of Overseas Trade to be employed as a shorthand typist to […]

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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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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 […]