Has today’s anti-Stalinist left sleepwalked into a Stalinoid conception of ‘Bolshevism’? This is an edited and expanded version of the speech delivered by Ben Lewis (CS executive & CPGB) to the March 31-April 1 Platypus convention in Chicago. First published here.
I must begin by thanking Platypus for hosting this debate. It is a shame that Pham Binh cannot be … read this post
The Syrian left, like the left generally at the moment, is weak and marred by many of the problems familiar with the British left – reformism, nationalism, popular frontism etc.
Nonetheless, the left across the Arab world is beginning to organise and discuss the way forward. Syria is no exception, and communists worldwide can only welcome this extremely positive development. … read this post
CS executive member Ben Lewis reports on some interesting exchanges at the ‘Historical Materialism’ weekend
The eighth annual Historical Materialism conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies last weekend was a genuine success, with four days rammed full of papers, plenaries and discussions. While it is hard to tell just how many attended over the four days, … read this post
What is the Marxist stance on violence? Is a peaceful revolution against capitalism possible, or must all political power come from the ‘barrel of a gun’? And what do we make of the left-wing terrorists in the 1970’s, or today’s Black Block? Join Communist Students at our next public meeting to discuss these questions.
Public Meeting and Discussion
6.00 pm, … read this post
Leaflet distributed in Manchester today during the national day of protest against tuition fees and education cuts.
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