February 17, 2019

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What’s on this site? Original works of Graham Stevenson – books, pamphlets, articles and speeches. (1) The single largest information resource is `A Compendium of Communist Biographies’, an `encyclopaedia’ of mainly deceased (but not all) Communist Party [...]
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Collected Speeches

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Some of the major set-piece speeches by Graham Stevenson, follow: NORTH-EAST MAY DAY MAY 3RD 2008 WOLVERHAMPTON MAY DAY 2007 DERBY SOCIALIST FORUM – APRIL 2007 DERBY TRADES COUNCIL RALLY – MAY DAY SPEECH 2007 [...]
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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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Collected short book reviews

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)   [...]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]