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New York Trotskyism in the 1930s

The Trotskyists

Geoffrey Hellman
The New Yorker
December 16, 1939

The political group familiarly known either as the Trotskyists of the Trotskyites is officially called the Socialist Workers Party. 4,536 more words


US SWP Zionist shock

From the Meretz USA blog. Note this is the American SWP not the British SWP, totally unrelated beasts.

Trotskyist Party Turns Pro-Zionist

Our colleague, Arieh Lebowitz, has learned over the weekend that the old Trotskyist political party, the Socialist Workers Party, has dropped its traditionally fierce anti-Zionism.  

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What's going on?: the meanderings of a comic mind in confusion by Mark Steel

I bought this book after seeing Mark live in Birmingham. I was anticipating a mix of side-splitting comedy and radical politics. The side-splitting bit was in the comedy club where I saw him; before I could read the book. 379 more words

In Memoriam, Howard Zinn (1922-2010), excerpt from his "Second Thoughts on the First Amendment"

Howard Zinn, a tireless activist for civil rights and social justice, and a scholar who strove for clarity, passed, now 5 years ago, on the 27th of January 2010. 1,043 more words

Civil Rights

TALK AND DEBATE: Islamophobia after the Paris Shootings

Kingston University recently held a talk lead by a member of SWP (socialist workers party) discussing racism towards Muslims after the Charlie Hebdo Paris shootings. The talk was very informative, and the open discussion that followed was certainly full of diverse opinions. 311 more words

Mike Marqusee z''l

I was sad to hear that Mike Marqusee died before Christmas. I didn’t know him personally, but coincided with him in the Socialist Alliance and in the Social Forum movement, in both of which the democratic politics that he represented were… 891 more words


Ian Birchall Publishes On Why the SWP Deteriorated So Quickly.

Let Party Skullduggery Run Rampant.

Ian Birchall’s resignation from the SWP was announced in December last year.

The news was quickly broadcast on this Blog (not to say all over the left). 1,978 more words

European Left