March 22, 2019

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Trotskyist view of CP history

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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 [...]
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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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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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In Defence of History

IN DEFENCE OF HISTORY   Reflections on origins of development of human society from hominids to pre-capitalist formations     Graham Stevenson   May 2005     CONTENTS   PREFACE          THE EVOLUTION OF THE [...]
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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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Ackland Mary Valentine

Mary Valentine Ackland The poet and Communist, Mary Ackland (pictured left), was born in London in 1906 to a wealthy family. She was briefly married at the age of 19 to Richard Turpin but this […]

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Airlie Jimmy

Jimmy Airlie Jimmy Airlie was born on November 10th 1936, in Renfrew, the son of a boilermaker. He served his apprenticeship as a fitter with Simon and Lobnitz, a shipyard on Clydeside. After his National […]

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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 […]

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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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Aisbitt Tom

Tom Aisbitt Thomas Aisbitt was a veteran of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Communist Party. He was a close friend of Dave Atkinson (see separate entry), a fellow Communist. Tom was a prominent member of the woodworkers union. […]

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Adams Eddie

Eddie Adams Adams left school in 1951 and. By his own account, was a “bit of a rough neck” in his teenage years, being a member of the Moorhouse Boys gang. This recruited from former […]