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Trouble at Historical Materialism Conference Mill : Call for Solidarity

As leftist trainspotters and ‘revolutionary socialists’ generally would be aware, the Socialist Workers Party‘s poor handling of a rape allegation has had serious ramifications for the party’s public standing: this has included its relations with aligned parties elsewhere in the … Continue reading

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Why I’m NOT joining Socialist Alternative [Foreword]

An innocuous building for so monumental a task! behind iron gates & anonymous windows technicians in white smocks toil like busy little bees investigating in electromicroscopic detail the vinegrated cerebrums of late soviet luminaries to determine what made their heads … Continue reading

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Solidarity with the “scrupulously fair” SWP

The rape scandal which has engulfed the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in the UK appears to have left its local franchise Solidarity relatively untouched. Back in February, the party released the following statement in solidarity with the SWP. It describes … Continue reading

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‘Left Unity’ or reshuffling the deck?

[Tim Anderson has written some thoughts on the prospects for unity on the Australian left. I thought I may as well republish it here as it's of spotterly interest. See also : Left Unity (You Are My Destiny) [Trot Guide … Continue reading

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Marcia Langton ~versus~ the unreconstructed few standing to the left of Fidel Castro & Co.

Huh. Marcia Langton Was A Communist. But the Communist League is not the Communist League. The Communist League explains: The [contemporary] Communist League was founded in 1989 as part of an international current sharing a course, and the Militant newspaper, … Continue reading

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2013 WA state election : far left and right

Update : The Tories won. In Fremantle, SA candidate Sanna Andrew currently has 1.1% of the vote; in Perth, Farida Iqbal got 0.9% of the vote (155 votes), a few hundred less but a better percentage than she gained in … Continue reading

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League for the Revolutionary Party Communist Organization for the Fourth International (Australia)

Fuck yeah! Stumbling around the intertubes, along with the news of the death of Uncle Hugo and a vicious assault on a policeman by a Mardi Gras participant comes the announcement of ISL’s Break from the LRP. Better still, a … Continue reading

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2013 : Year of the Trot?

Straya OK, so The Chinese may reckon that 2013 is The Year of The Snake but I reckon it may be The Year of The Trot. Want evidence? See the following: Yes that’s right: the leader of the God Delusional … Continue reading

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Left Unity (You Are My Destiny) [Trot Guide December 2012 Update]

Clenched fist salute to Axeris; here are some links to blah blah blah about unity (RSP+SAlt=SAlt) on the Australian (Marxist) left. Note that at their weekend conference, SAlt agreed that the RSP was tops and could totally join them. • … Continue reading

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Students are STILL revolting//The Mad Monk & SPARTA (Defend North Korean Deformed Workers State!)

The Spartacists rejected the claim. Awesome! Courtesy of AA, I’ve discovered that one of my favourite Tory ex-student politicians/Victorian Liberal Party powerbroker, Michael Kroger, is a leftist trainspotter! The Man About Town has been gracing the pages of Uncle Rupert‘s … Continue reading

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