The mythology of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and the Chinese ultra-left - Donald Parkinson
The most famous text from 1968 by the Hunan Provincial Proletarian Revolutionary Great Alliance Committee (Sheng-wu-lien), the most influential of the ultra-left currents which developed during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. While it is politically problematic in some areas, for example despite being opposed to Mao's policies it does not escape the framework of Maoism, it does put forward a working class perspective.
Excellent pamphlet from Solidarity with a critique of the myth of the Prague Spring. It recounts the internal struggles in the Czech Communist Party as the technocrats outmanoeuvre the dogmatists, and the working class do not show their potential until the Soviet invasion. Contains a postscript on the anti-intellectual ideas of Jan Machajski by Paul Avrich.
Some notes on the IS Network, formed by ex-members of the SWP, and on the ideas of Richard Seymour, one of them.
A few more notes on the crisis in the UK Socialist Workers Party (SWP) that seems to have entered new territory.