February 17, 2019

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Democratic centralism

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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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Marxism and terrorism

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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Trotskyist view of CP history

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 [...]
In the Spotlight

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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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Allanson Jack

Jack Allanson   The first Communist President of the National Union of Students.   Jack Turner Allanson was born on December 30th 1919, near to Bury. Having won a scholarship to Bury Grammar School, this […]

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Anderson Colin

 Colin Anderson. Born on July 3rd 1952 and a life-long Communist, Colin Anderson worked at the National Savings branch in Cowglen Glasgow for more than 30 years. He held virtually every lay position there was […]

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Avis Peter

Peter Avis Avis began working for the Observer in the 1960s and was with it on an off until 2003. In the 1970s he was a reporter for the Morning Star, becoming its diplomatic correspondent. […]

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Arnot Robin Page

Robin Page Arnot Robin Page Arnot was born on December 15th 1890 at Greenock, where his father was the editor of the `Greenock Telegraph’ and `Clyde Shipping Gazette’. He went to Glasgow University where he […]

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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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Ainsworth Bill

Bill Ainsworth in later life[/caption] Bill Ainsworth W S Ainsworth was born on 17 January 1917 in Birmingham to William and Emily Ainsworth. Young Bill met his wife Gwen met at a Young Communist League […]