Stagnation: The new normal

Stagnation: The new normal

In recent weeks startling headlines have charted falls on the world's stock markets amid fears about the state of the world economy. Take a small sample from the financial pages of The Guardian: "Markets tumble in Europe and New York [...]

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Corbynomics and socialist strategy

Corbynomics and socialist strategy

Ever since Jeremy Corbyn emerged as a potential victor in the election for the leadership of the Labour Party, I have argued that socialists have a duty to orientate towards the Labour Party. The alternative is to stand aside from [...]

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Marxists and the Labour Party

Marxists and the Labour Party

The following article is one in a series of personal viewpoints offered by members and supporters of the Independent Socialist Network, assessing the new situation brought about by the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party. As [...]

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The Corbyn Phenomenon

The Corbyn Phenomenon

In the single most significant development in the labour movement since the miners' strike of 1984/5, Jeremy Corbyn's campaign for Labour Party leader looks set to transform the rules of the game for socialist and working class politics in Britain. Corbyn's [...]

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Karl Marx and the First International

Karl Marx and the First International

The launch of this issue of The Project coincides with international workers' day. It is therefore appropriate to assess one of the formative experiences of working class internationalism. On September 28 1864 a public meeting in St Martin's Hall in London brought together British, French [...]

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Reflections on Left Unity

Reflections on Left Unity

The political initiative that became Left Unity was launched barely two years ago in response to an appeal from Ken Loach. Its founding conference took place just a year ago. What are the prospects for this latest in a long [...]

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