Posts Tagged ‘Labour Party’

Communists and the British Labour Party 1927-29

January 1, 2004

A sense of déjà vu

Richard Price

Mention the term Third Period Stalinism and many on the left think they know the territory. The trouble is, most know the history of the Third Period of the Communist International from 1928-33 only in the most general terms, and that usually amounts to knowing that in Germany, the KPD denounced its Social Democratic opponents as social fascists, thereby sabotaging any prospect of united front resistance to Hitler. Third Period Stalinism is today seen almost universally as a bad thing — even by today’s shrunken Communist Parties1 — and therefore as an epithet it is applicable to only the most case-hardened sectarians.

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The British CP and the Labour Party left

January 1, 2004

The British Communist Party and the Labour Left 1925-1929

Brian Pearce


Introduction

Bob Gould

Brian Pearce was a very important member of the British Communist Party historians’ group, along with Christopher Hill, Rodney Hilton, E.P. Thompson and many others. Most of this group broke with the Communist Party after the upheavals of 1956-57.

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British Labour and the Iraq war

October 2, 2002

Bob Gould

When discussing the British Labour Party conference or any other political event, it’s useful to have the facts.

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