March 22, 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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Arundel Honor

Honor Arundel Children’s writer and Daily Worker film critic, Honor Arundel, along with Geoffrey Trease, are probably two of the best known Communist children’s authors.   Honor (Morfydd) Arundel was born in North Wales in […]

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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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Atkinson Eric

Eric Atkinson: Atkinson was born on March 26th 1928 in the small village of Uphall Station, West Lothian, Scotland. It was this harsh climate that shaped the young Eric’s worldview during the 30s and 40s, which […]

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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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Abbott May

May Abbott May Abbott was a weaver from the age of 14, and a member of YCL and CPGB from an early age. She was also the full time secretary of the Rossendale branch of the Textile […]

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Adler Alf

Alf Adler Born November 18th 1906 in the Durham coalfield, his father was invalided out of the First World War with `shell-shock’, what today would be called post-traumatic stress syndrome. His mother, faced with the […]