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The 2013 Prestigious Lefty Awards

It’s that time of year again when I hand out my “Prestigious Lefty Awards” to those who have served the cause, served the people or generally made the left a healthier and happier place to be. Good Lord we need … Continue reading

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Five things I learned when leaving the SWP

As some of you will know I was a member of the Socialist Workers Party for about a decade. It’s a long time ago now, a bit less than ten years I think, that I symbolically tore up my party … Continue reading

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Saturday’s ISN Marxism 2013 fringe meeting

There was an excellent, packed Marxism fringe meeting hosted by the ISN with five speakers (2 ISN, 2 SWP, 1 Laurie Penny) in the boiling heat. The official number is , I think, 100 attendees jammed into the pub and … Continue reading

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From the archives: For an open and flexible party

A little while ago while going through some old boxes I’d taken out of stories I came across this “hidden gem”. My 2002 contribution to the Socialist Workers Party’s Internal Bulletin “for an open and flexible party”. I’ve been promising … Continue reading

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How the SWP talks to itself – in numbers

This weekend’s crisis summit of the Socialist Workers Party is nearly upon us and it will, no doubt, mark the beginning of the end of this period of turmoil for the party. Members have contributed to a¬†pre-conference discussion bulletin¬†(pdf) and … Continue reading

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The SWP crisis: accounts and resources

* updates at end of post, generally most recent last * I hadn’t really intended to write anything on this. So I won’t. However, lots of other people have and many of those contributions have been articulate, intelligent and go … Continue reading

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