February 17, 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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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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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, [...]
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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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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Aaronovitch Sam

Sam Aaronovitch   Aaronovitch was the second son of Lithuanian Jewish parents who fled to London in the early part of the 20th century. Born on December 26th 1919, in Stepney’s Cable Street, he left […]

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Arnison Jim

 Jim Arnison   Born in Hanky Park, Salford, Arnison began working life as an apprentice plumber, aged 14, in 1939 and eventually became the long-standing Northern correspondent of the Morning Star.   He had a […]

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Andrews Andy (Howard)

Howard Keith Andrews was known affectionally as `Andy’ for most of his adult life; he was born in Kilburn, north-west London, on February 15 1907. His father was a soldier and his mother had taken […]

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Apling Paddy

  66555543            (E C) Paddy Apling Born on 11th April 1925 as Edward Chatterton Apling, he found his baptismal name a bit too pompous for taste, growing up. With no connections to Ireland, his choice […]

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Abley Tom

Tom Abley Tom Abley was an engineering worker and union convenor of shop stewards at the Sunbeam Talbort factory at Acton, West London. A key union organiser at the factory, he led the opposition to […]