From the mid-1890s, British socialists tried to unite under one umbrella. Tom Mann, as Secretary of the Independent Labour Party, was at the centre of the negotiations and debates that took place between the ILP and the Social Democratic Federation. These moves, popular with the members, were scuppered by the leaderships, mainly that of the ILP.
ENS has nominated four candidates for the full-time positions on National Union of Students National Executive.
“You who have really done something, must have noticed yourself how few of the young literary men who attach themselves to the Party take the trouble to study economics, the history of trade, of industry, of agriculture, of the social formations… The self-conceit of the journalist must therefore accomplish everything and the result looks like it…" — Friedrich Engels
From 1 – 3 June the Workers Party of New Zealand hosted its annual “Marxism” conference which featured international speakers and interventions by other NZ left groups. Around 60 mainly young people met in a serious-minded, yet lively and comradely atmosphere to discuss the class struggle and the prospects for socialism.
By Martin thomas
After 12 years as a coalition of the left the Socialist Alliance was shut down at a conference on Saturday 5 February.
Fascism — rampant, unashamedly racist and would-be pogromist fascism — is now stronger than it has been in Britain since the 1970s. In the number of council seats held by the fascists, it is stronger now than in the 1970s.
I want to hear from anyone.
I'm interested in the marxist movement in Briain/London and more importantly why it is so divided?
I would appreciate some answers from anyone
Special issue of Workers Liberty on the question of left unity, and the need for an organised socialist voice in the working class.
- Part 1: The working class movement today
- Part 2: The left must reorient
- Part 3: In the perspective of history
- Part 4: Unity in action, dialogue where there are differences
- Part 5: The party we need, by Max Shachtman
Socialist Green Unity Coalition: IN THE looming general election a joint campaign against Blair is being mounted by five left parties and some independent socialists.
Unite the socialists for the general election!
Some union leaders are claiming that they have won significant concessions from Blair and reshaped New Labour's manifesto for 2005. But even they cannot seriously deny that John Cridland of the bosses' federation, the CBI, was basically right when he said that New Labour's deal with the unions at its 23-25 July Policy Forum "left things roughly where they were".