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    The Lessons of 1917 … And All That!

    IAN BULLOCK marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution by arguing that the profoundly anti-political stance that took root among Leninists had dire and lasting consequences for socialism in the west.

    It’s reasonable to assume that most people who become aware of the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution this year will take it for granted that the whole Leninist enterprise was a total failure. Given the genuine hopes of people on the Left at the beginning of the last century, from a socialist point of view it was not so much a failure as a disaster.

Features

featuredimage The Strike that Changed the Rules

BARRY WINTER reviews the second edition of Jack Dromey and Graham Taylor’s book about the Grunwick dispute which has been ...

featuredimage New Labour and the Roots of Labour’s Crisis, Part 2

HARRY BARNES continues his investigation of the state of Labour, looking at the failures of the Miliband leadership, the basis ...

featuredimage Orgreave: Still Waiting for Justice

The recent news that there will not be a public inquiry into the events at Orgreave during the 1984-85 miners’ ...

News

Radical Solutions to the Housing Crisis

Housing and planning expert Duncan Bowie has produced a blueprint for Labour Party housing policy in a new publication that argues for an integrated approach on land, taxation, planning and public investment to provide radical solutions to the growing crisis.

Events

Unbalanced Britain: Education, Inequality & Labour’s Response

Changes to the education system and Labour and co-operative responses will be the subject of the ILP’s next Unbalanced Britain meeting in Sheffield on Saturday 4 March.

Comment

Labour on the Brink: A Statement on the Leadership Crisis

A statement from the ILP’s National Administrative Council on Labour’s leadership election and a call for the Party to pull together, whoever wins.

History

The ILP, POUM and the May Days of the Spanish Civil War

With a plaque to their memory due to be re-dedicated later this month, DAVID CONNOLLY tells the story of the ILP volunteers in the Spanish Civil War and their connection to POUM.