Some on the left seem to have decided that the size of the leaked BNP membership list is bad news for the fascists.
The Socialist Workers Party has three members on the NEC as part of the Left Unity slate – Sue Bond, one of the National Vice Presidents, Andy Reid, and Paul Williams.
Seedbed of Today's Revolutionary Left
1959 seemed to mark a nadir for the radical left in Britain. The Tories had just won the third general election in a row. The right wing was triumphant in the Labour Party.
Rent-an-SWPer... at a price
Crestfallen though the SWP is these days, it still seems to be trying to pull something pretty outrageous in Stoke.
Student Respect, or in other words Socialist Workers’ Party students, are organising a conference for a “democratic, campaigning student movement” at the School of Oriental and African Studies on Saturday 1 November.
Report from The Convention of the Left, meeting in Manchester in parallel to Labour’s conference (20-24 September).
Though the organisers had successfully argued against a debate on links between the unions and Labour, the question of political perspectives for the unions ran through many of the contributions to the trade union session.
The new ten point People Before Profit “charter” sheds more than a little light on how the Socialist Workers Party views its role in the growing economic crisis and the role it expects the wider labour movement to play.
About one hundred student activists attended the Student Stop the War meeting on 6 September — not a bad turn out, but unfortunately that was the best thing about the meeting.
Most of those present were from various socialist groups with the SWP — who organised the event — in abundance. The politics promoted by the SWP were very far from socialist, and the meeting failed to develop any real strategy for action.
The 'Left Alternative' members bulletin on 10 September reported:
Class struggle in the Middle East