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Marxism and the media: Press freedom, the royal charter and the hypocrisy of the press barons

  The row over a royal charter to regulate the press that erupted earlier this year was not about press freedom but about the desire of the billionaire newspaper owners…

Argentine elections: Which way forward for the left?

    By Christian Gebhardt After Argentina’s “revolutionary days” in December 2001 – the driving from power in quick succession of two presidents, the blockades by unemployed workers, and the…

Where we stand on revolutionary unity

We understand that some comrades, specifically from Socialist Resistance, involved in the current three-way discussions on revolutionary unity objected to the addition of Workers Power, and that other comrades suggested…

Q&A: Do men benefit from women’s oppression?

Put simply – yes. Working class men derive a material benefit from the social oppression of women. They benefit from the free labour that women do in the home, such…

Luxemburg or Lenin – how should revolutionaries organise?

Jeremy Dewar asks whether Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas on revolutionary organisation and working class spontaneity are a better guide than those of Lenin in building a new party of the left…

Syria: revolution, “communal war” and a negotiated settlement

  By Marcus Halaby “To imagine that social revolution is conceivable without revolts by small nations in the colonies and in Europe, without revolutionary outbursts by a section of the…

Spotlight on communist policy: Democratic Centralism

In the last year or two a major debate has been taking place over Lenin’s model of the revolutionary party. Given that over a century has elapsed since it was…

Marxism and Feminism

Revolutionary communists start from the view that working class women are the central agency in the struggle against their own oppression, aided at every step by class-conscious working class men.…

The Leninist Party and Democratic Centralism

Here we republish an article from 1998 which sets out our own understanding of the role of democracy, leadership and accountability in revolutionary organisations. “The party is not an arena…

Democratic centralism in the International Socialist tradition

We have covered the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) Central Committee’s mishandling of the dispute concerning a rape allegation. But what is it about the SWP’s culture and politics that has…