March 22, 2019

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Lenin on `left-wing’ Communism

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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, [...]
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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)   [...]
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Lenin on Imperialism

“Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism” by V I Lenin Writing this in 1916 in Switzerland, Lenin used a style in this work that would enable the Tsarist censor to permit it to be published in Russia. [...]
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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 [...]
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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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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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Alexander Bill

                    Bill Alexander                      Bill Alexander pictured in his youth, in Spain        Bill Alexander was born […]

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Avner Sid

Sid Avner Sidney Avner (picture left with moustache) was a Young Communist League (YCL) and Communist Party member from Upper Clapton, Hackney, London. He attended Davenant Foundation School and lived at at 55 Clapton Common. He […]

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Andrews Bill

Bill Andrews W H Andrews was the first General Secretary of the Communist Party in South Africa. But he was born in Suffolk in 1870 into a working-class family and was a member of the […]

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Alsop George

George Alsop Alsop was the Secretary of the Chopwell Miners Lodge in the 1950s, having worked there since he was 15 years old in 1928. A member of the Executive Committee of the Communist Party, […]

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Alergant Joyce

Joyce Alergant  Born around 1918, Joyce Alergant left school at the age of 14 to work as a shop assistant. After a period of unemployment, she worked in a Liverpool slum area where she saw […]