Category "Special Debate - Labour & Corbyn"

A battle for Labour’s heart and soul

A battle for Labour’s heart and soul

A civil war has erupted inside the Labour Party, initiated by the party’s minority right wing with the backing of the media. It is a battle between the ordinary labour party members and the anti-democrats in the Parliamentary Labour Party [...]

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Labour: mass resistance can win

Labour: mass resistance can win

In September last year Jeremy Corbyn was elected as leader of the Labour Party by a huge and unexpected landslide. He received 59.5% of first preference votes, winning in the first round. His Blairite opponent Liz Kendall obtained just 4.5% and came [...]

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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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Corbyn: all turning back is impossible

Corbyn: all turning back is impossible

“a situation is created which makes all turning back impossible, and the conditions themselves call out: Here is the rose, here dance!”  Marx, 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte Prior to the rise of the Corbyn and the movement around him, the [...]

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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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So what is this Marxist Party?

So what is this Marxist 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 Left and Labour’s last throw

The Left and Labour’s last throw

Victories of the Left are all too rare, and the desire to wallow in one is tempting. Corbyn's victory in the Labour leadership elections demonstrated the continued appeal and relevance of socialist values. What it does not represent is that [...]

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