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Local Momentum groups should remain active, and network with each other, after the 10 January coup
Momentum Steering Committee member Jill Mountford has published the following post on her blog about the "coup" in Momentum which abolished all its existing committees on the evening of 10 January.
Elections for CLPD delegates, and nominations for CAC and NCC, are likely to be decided shortly.
A Coyne victory could close down the openings for Labour revival opened by Jeremy Corbyn's leadership victories.
An appeal for constructive unity following the 3 December National Committee
Responses to three arguments on the left in favour of tighter immigration controls.
Southern rail workers are right to plan their action to maximise its impact.
Cinema workers continue their strikes for living wages.
A speech by Workers' Liberty member Daniel Randall on a panel at the Jewish cultural and educational conference Limmud. The other panellists were Jon Lansman, Anna Lawton, and Barnaby Raine.
Grassroots needs to mobilise to build Labour support and stop Tories and UKIP in Copeland.
UN vote will impede alliance between Trump and Israeli right wing.

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Battle of Ideas

Although Trump and his like play on the theme of “taking control” and security, as against the bewildering and uncontrolled swings of the capitalist world markets which established neoliberals worship, they paradoxically also have cultivate personal unpredictability.
Some light from Leon Trotsky on the Momentum Kerfuffle
A leader of the Spanish Trotskyist movement during the 1936-37 revolution on how the Stalinists helped the ruling class undercut workers' control.
Veteran of the "Third Camp" socialist left, Sam Bottone, has died, aged 90.
The American Journalist John Reed describes what happened in the Russian workers revolution of 1917 and after.
Race and language: an exchange between Ernest Rice McKinney and Hal Draper (1950)
Right-wing Labour MPs want Labour to adds its voice to those telling workers that the problems they face are caused by immigration.
Report of Conference of the Socialist Movement for the United States of Europe, 1949
Steve Bloom continues the debate about "The Two Trotskyisms"
The Red Flag was written in 1889 by Jim Connell, an old Fenian, during a train journey between Charing Cross and New Cross Gate.
Hal Draper’s 1949 speech before the New York State Board of Regents opposing the inclusion of the Workers Party/Independent Socialist Leage in a list of 'subversive' organisations.
The story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising told on its 6th anniversary in Labor Action, April 4 1949
Eugene Victor Debs speaks for socialism, in January 1919
Shakespeare: A Marxist Interpretation
It will be good, not bad, if the government cannot pass “Article 50” through Parliament — that is, if Parliament, in one way or another, upholds the rights of migrant workers.
Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicolo Sacco, socialist-anarchists, were killed by the US state in August 1927 on trumped-up murder charges, after a long campaign to save their lives. This is Vanzetti's last speech.
Fidel Castro
Paul Hampton of Workers' Liberty debated the nature of Cuba with Bernard Regan, a leading member of the Socialist Teachers' Alliance.
Cuban socialist Sam Farber surveyed the story of Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution of 1959 in an interview a few years back.
Evidence that Borotba - once promoted by sections of the British left - were propagandists for Putin

The term "Islamic fundamentalism" first became common during the Iranian revolution of 1978-79. The Western-backed Shah (who had been put in power by the CIA) was overthrown by an enormous popular revolt, one element in which, led by the Ayatollah Khomeini, expressed itself through the largest traditional religion in the country, Shi'a Islam.

Since Islamist terrorists attacked New York on 11 September 2001, religion, or concerns and interests expressed in religion, are at the centre of international politics to a degree without parallel for hundreds of years.
A Marxist analysis of the rise of Islamism, from 2002, by Clive Bradley.
Nick Cohen writing in the Spectator says AWL is now the moderate faction in the Labour Party Left. We confess.
In 1990, Socialist Organiser was banned by the Labour Party. Then too the cry was that left-wingers were "a Leninist sect".
A reply to prominent Labour right winger Luke Akehurst's October 2015 article on LabourList.
A review of Cuban-American revolutionary Sam Farber's 2012 book "Cuba since the revolution of 1959: a critical assessment".
A selection of telling episodes over recent decades.

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Albert Einstein explains what is wrong with capitalism and why socialism is a burning necessity for humankind.

The Fate of the Russian Revolution

Reviews and comments on the book by Paul Hampton, Paul Le Blanc, Ed Strauss, Ed Maltby, Andrew Coates, Herman Benson, Robert Fine, Steve Bloom, Duncan Morrison, Tom O'Lincoln, David Finkel, Gemma Short, Steve Bloom in reply, Paul Buhle, D R O'Connor Lysaght, Ed Maltby in reply, Steve Bloom in further response, Jason Schulman
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By the end of his life, there were different and conflicting strands in Trotsky's political thought. In World War 2 "Orthodox" Trotskyism built on one strand at the cost of screening out more fundamental ideas.

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