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Socialist Standard June 2004 - SPGB Centenary

Socialist Standard June 2004 - SPGB Centenary

Welcome to this special edition of the Socialist Standard, a commemorative issue marking one hundred years in the political life of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. When our Party was formed on 12th June 1904, in a hall in a little alley off Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, London, the founder members would rightly have viewed the possibility of our existence a century later in something of a negative light.

The SPA: Dashed on the Rocks of Compromise

Socialist Party of America Presidential Candidates - Debs, Thomas, Hoopes

Other than in our Socialist Party, way too much thought on revolutionary socialist organisation gets written advocating Lenin’s way as the one and only way and applying historic conditions under Russian feudalism to Western democracies today, and whose justification amounts to thinly veiled apologetics for ‘history is written by the victors’. The Socialist Party of America: A Complete History by Jack Ross, published last year, joins the comparatively smaller range of literature not from this vanguard perspective, and even opposed to it.

Turfs, and also clumps

Blog post on tensions around organizing campaigns encouraging or discouraging contact with the life of the larger organization

Resistance Vol. 12, No. 3 (August-October 1954)

The Vol. 12, No. 3 (August-October 1954) issue of Resistance, an anarchist publication produced out of New York.

Communist organisation and discipline - Amadeo Bordiga (1924)

Article by Amadeo Bordiga from Prometeo no. 5, May 15th 1924, on the structure and functioning of communist parties, and the International.

We Can Learn to Live Free

Give the human race a little credit. We can surely learn to live free, neither dominant nor submissive.

An Interview with Karl Marx

A reporter for the New York World interviews Karl Marx in 1871 about the goals and organizational methods of the First International.

From Greenford with love: an interview with the Angry Workers of West London's warehouses

libcom.org catches up with the excellent Angry Workers of the World to discuss their ongoing agitation in the West London warehouses and surrounding communities.

The Vest Pocket Chairman by R. Heathwood and G. Horsman 1960

Vest Pocket Chairman 1960 front cover

The National Council of Labour Colleges (NCLC) was an organisation set up in the United Kingdom to foster working class self-education.

Bolshevism or communism - United Workers Party of America

1934 article by the council communist UWPA and the National Committee of the Communist League of America, Left Opposition on the question of a new Party and a new (Fourth) International.