state socialism

Did Trotsky point the way to socialism?

Trotsky A Graphic Guide cover by Geary

Transcript of the opening remarks from a debate between Adam Buick arguing No (for the Socialist Party of Great Britain) and Hillel Ticktin arguing Yes, (Critique Journal) taking place on 24th January 2009 at Hillhead Library in Glasgow. Full video recording also available online.

What is libertarian socialism? An interview with Ken Weller

Interview between Flux magazine and Ken Weller, a member of Solidarity, about the nature of libertarian socialism, conducted in 1995.

Looking back at 1956 from 30 years after - Ken Weller

Ken Weller

Ken Weller from the Solidarity group is interviewed 30 years after the Hungary 56 events about their ramifications within the Communist Party in the UK.

International left distracted by shiny new object

Jeremy Corbyn has already helped Leftists around the world forget their uncritical support of SYRIZA

Socialist faces in high places: Syriza's fall from grace and the elusive electoral road - Enrique Guerrero-López and Adam Weaver

An article by Enrique Guerrero-López and Adam Weaver on the dead-end road of parliamentary socialism.

Libertarian unnecessarian - Blake Nemo

The libertarian/authoritarian dichotomy is less than useful for communist politics, writes Blake Nemo.

Turning No into Yes: Syriza's Memorandum

Some thoughts on current developments in Greece. While events are still moving and uncertain at the moment the along awaited third memorandum between the Greek state and the Troika seems to be on its way. For all the hopes and promises of Syriza, austerity remains.

An anarchist in love with Mao’s China - Herbert Read’s ‘letters from China’ ... Plus a list of dubious accounts of ‘successful’ revolutions, from Russia to Rojava

In the second year of the Great Leap Forward famine – in which perhaps 30 million died, anarchist Herbert Read visited China on an official delegation. Read’s acceptance of a knighthood for his literary achievements had already discredited him amongst many anarchists. But, at the time of his visit in 1959, he was still the most prominent anarchist in Britain and his published writings had considerable influence on, amongst others, Murray Bookchin.†

State socialism - Karl Kautsky

First article of a 3-part series by Karl Kautsky from 1881. It is a critique of state socialism. The second article can be found here.

Brief response to '4 reasons working-class radicals should vote Labour’ on Novara

A brief response to the issues raised by AWL member, Daniel Randall, in his article (4 Reasons Working Class Radicals Should Vote Labour) that was recently posted on the Novara Media website….