Publications

1919: strikes, struggles and soviets

Purchase below for £4.50 including postage. Video introduction here. In 1919, inspired by the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, British workers took more strike action than ever before. But communists in Britain had still not formed a united party. Labour's representation in Parliament was weak. There were similar workers' mobilisations around Europe, rebellions in the British and other empires' colonies, and soviet republics declared in Bavaria, Hungary and elsewhere. All were, in the end, defeated. But only in the end. Published to mark the centenary, this pamphlet written by Janine Booth...

Cliff on Substitutionism

Twenty years ago Trotsky was assassinated. The best tribute one can pay to this great revolutionary, who so despised all cant, would be a critical study of some of his ideas. We offer the following study of one problem he so brilliantly posed as a very young man, a problem that plagued him for the rest of his life, and that is still with us: the problem of the relation between party and class, and the danger of the former substituting for the latter. Quite early in his political activity, when only 24 years old, Trotsky prophesied that Lenin’s conception of party organisation must lead to a...

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