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Martyrdom, the Apocalyptic Bible, and Bob Crow in Rojava

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Democratic Socialists of America

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Decolonising revolutions: the Haitian revolution

Professor Gurminder Bhambra on how taking the Haitian revolution seriously would enable us to transform our understandings of democracy in the present  

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Was the Russian Revolution inevitable?

Book Review: Historically Inevitable? Turning Points in the Russian Revolution edited by Tony Brenton For the edited collection Historically Inevitable? Turning Points in the Russian Revolution, editorTony Brenton brings together fourteen leading scholars to consider the inevitability of the Russian Revolution … Continue reading

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Writing feminism into Marxism

Writing Feminism into Marxism By Brigitte Theissl The Second International Conference on Marxism-Feminism Brought together in Vienna Left Theoreticians and Activists from All over the World.  Concepts such as “women’s liberation” and “relations of subordination” occur only extremely rarely in … Continue reading

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Recent articles on left in context of Syriza victory

Much of this is hoovered up from the excellent Left Blog Why is Die Linke silent over Syriza success? the trouble with Syriza Negri Balibar Harvey debate on the Grexit The Alternative in Greece – The negotiation strategy of Syriza’s leadership failed. … Continue reading

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discussion of left parties beyond Syriza & Podemos

Following Syriza’s election victory in Greece in January, and strong polling ratings for Podemos in Spain, are radical left parties becoming a stronger force in European politics?Luke March writes on the electoral performance of the radical left since the financial … Continue reading

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another analysis of the demise of the SWP

This is the way the party ends: not with a bang, but with a whimper and further discussion in New Statesman here (May 2014) 

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In Defence of Leaderless Revolutions

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/07/26/in-defense-of-leaderless-revolutions/ “The widespread mistrust of leaders is one of the few things we have gained from our long history of revolutionary failure. Let’s not give that up just because our struggles are not immediately successful. Rather, we need to turn … Continue reading

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