Tag Archives: Socialist Workers Party

Quick notes on anti-Trumpism and current possibilities

The current wave of resistance to Trump’s immigration ban, and the regime in general, is pretty exciting. More than anything else, it makes me think of the 2003 anti-war movement. But, while that movement had some glorious moments, it notably … Continue reading

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Another year for the locust: an attempt at a review of 2013

Another year gone by. It’s hard to know what to make of this one. 2011 felt like a year when things were starting to change, and new possibilities opened up; cycles of struggles never proceed neatly, and some of the … Continue reading

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Outside Agitators in the Frozen Zone, and some brief thoughts on the SWP.

(Trigger warning for discussions related to rape) I’ve not written anything on here for a while now. There’s a few different reasons for this, not least that I’ve just been a lot busier as a result of the upsurge of … Continue reading

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“It was the Socialist Worker wot won it” – why are the government and media suddenly so interested in the SWP?

As a general rule, I don’t think it’s that useful to spend too much time talking about the various small Leninist groups, because I think they’re pretty much irrelevant: they definitely don’t have any real answers to the problems we … Continue reading

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Is anarchism more radical than Leninism?

While I’m picking on easy targets, the Socialist Workers’ Party have published another “critique” of anarchism. It’s pretty much a repetition of the standard Leninist myths, but I thought I’d take a moment to reply to their distortions anyway. Aside … Continue reading

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Two funerals and a wedding: Catching up with the latest anarchist and socialist gossip

To start off with, a direct action round-up: the latest day of action against benefit cuts was marked by an invasion of the Daily Mail’s Glasgow offices, a picket against ATOS Origin in Liverpool, and similar protests around the country. … Continue reading

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A good start to the year

You’ve probably seen it already by now, but an early contender for the most inspiring piece of writing in 2011 is the amazing Gazan Youth Manifesto: “Fuck Hamas. Fuck Israel. Fuck Fatah. Fuck UN. Fuck UNWRA. Fuck USA! We, the … Continue reading

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