March 22, 2019

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Collected short book reviews

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Collected Short Book Reviews:   These reviews first appeared first in the Morning Star at the time of publication of the books involved :     “A Very British Strike” by Anne Perkins (MacMillan)   [...]
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Lenin’s key texts

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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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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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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 [...]
In the Spotlight

A guide

by admin in Encyclopedia of Communist Biographies 0

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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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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Aaronovitch David

David Aaronovitch   Born in 1954, Aaronovitch was the son of a rather more grounded leading member of the Communist Party, the father being Sam Aaronovitch (see separate entry). David Aaronovitch was also a member […]

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Ambatielos Betty and Tony

   Betty and Tony Ambatielos   Tony Ambatielos in the flesh (left) and a campaign image (right) as a political prisoner drawn by Paul Hogarth    Born Elizabeth R M Bartlett in Pontypridd in O style=”float: […]

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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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Adams Dorothy

 Dorothy M. Adams During the 1930s, Dorothy Adams was a teacher at Collegiate Girls Grammar School in Leicester. She joined the Communist Party in 1935, but took a low profile because she was a teacher.  Even […]

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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 […]