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Workers' Liberty 3/54: Europe: the Stalinist roots of the “left exit” myth

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Paul Hampton

Workers' Liberty 3/54: Europe: the Stalinist roots of the “left exit” myth

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The revolutionary left once had reputable politics towards Europe, an inheritance from Trotsky that was not finally dispensed with until the early 1970s. The story of how the British revolutionary left went from an independent working-class stance to accommodation with chauvinism and Stalinist “socialist-in-one-country” deserves to be better known.

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The mirage of the "internationalist no"

Author: 

Martin Thomas

From Solidarity 3/12, 12 September 2002


Even if a strong internationalist campaign for "no" were theoretically possible, it certainly will not happen.

At the Socialist Alliance National Council on 7 September, John Rees of the SWP said flatly and clearly that he wanted a "no" campaign run in unity with "other left forces", including, by name, the Communist Party of Britain. The Communist Party has a long, long tradition of British nationalism - on Europe especially.

Even if a strong internationalist campaign for "no" to the EU were theoretically possible, it certainly will not happen.

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Workers' Power: a tale of kitsch Trotskyism

The full pamphlet, "Workers' Power: a tale of kitsch Trotskyism" is now available to download here.

This article was written in 1993 by Martin Thomas and Jim Denham as an introduction to a large collection of documents dealing with Workers' Power
Workers' Power, a tale of kitsch Trotskyism. Documents 1973-93 (available in paper form for £5 post-free from the AWL office).

A pamphlet looking at some of the debates with the Workers' Power tendency that helped shape the politics of Workers' Liberty, from the 1970s to the 1990s.

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