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Michal Rozworski: Podcast: The improbable rise of Jeremy Corbyn

  So far this week, Jeremy Corbyn has caused over 100,000 new members to join the UK Labour Party he leads, has apologized for a war he opposed from the beginning and appears to have survived a coup attempt on his leadership. And despite his backstabbing MPs, he’s one of the few party leaders left […] . . . → Read More: Michal Rozworski: Podcast: The improbable rise of Jeremy Corbyn

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

– David Macdonald studies Canada’s massive (and growing) wealth gap, and proposes some thoughtful solutions to ensure that growth in wealth results in at least some shared benefits: Attempting to limit inequality through traditional measures like restricting RRSP contributions or introducing new tax brackets for high income individuals . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– Trish Hennessy’s latest numbers focus on the skills gap myth in Canada. And PressProgress documents a few of the Cons’ damaging public service cuts which kicked in yesterday, while Theresa Boyle reports on the end of Canada’s health care accords (featuring the observations of Roy Romanow on the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

RedBedHead: Is The SWP A Dead Duck: Part 2

It isn’t only in the nations, like the former USSR, that bureaucracy can use its control of wealth and power to defeat grassroots challengers. What happened with the rise of Stalinism was an historically profound human tragedy. But the process of bureaucracy developing independence from its original base can occur on a much smaller scale and this holds lessons for revolutionaries grappling with . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Is The SWP A Dead Duck: Part 2

RedBedHead: Is The SWP A Dead Duck: Part 2

It isn’t only in the nations, like the former USSR, that bureaucracy can use its control of wealth and power to defeat grassroots challengers. What happened with the rise of Stalinism was an historically profound human tragedy. But the process of bureaucracy developing independence from its original base can occur on a much smaller scale . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Is The SWP A Dead Duck: Part 2

RedBedHead: Is The SWP A Dead Duck: Part 1

I’ve come across more than a few obituaries for the SWP in the last week or so, particularly since a number of people split from the party and are now forming the IS Network. This article on the Left Unity website, for instance, starts with the following statement: “The SWP – one of the most successful organising forces on the British left over the last few decades – is close to death…” But . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Is The SWP A Dead Duck: Part 1

RedBedHead: Is The SWP A Dead Duck: Part 1

I’ve come across more than a few obituaries for the SWP in the last week or so, particularly since a number of people split from the party and are now forming the IS Network. This article on the Left Unity website, for instance, starts with the following statement:

“The SWP – one of the most . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Is The SWP A Dead Duck: Part 1

RedBedHead: The SWP & Revolutionary Bureaucracy or No One Here Gets Out Alive

In the late 1970s and early 1980s the international working class suffered a series of decisive defeats. This put to a halt and set in reverse the post-war tendency for living standards to rise and a more recent phenomenon of rising worker militancy. I… . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: The SWP & Revolutionary Bureaucracy or No One Here Gets Out Alive

RedBedHead: The SWP & Revolutionary Bureaucracy or No One Here Gets Out Alive

In the late 1970s and early 1980s the international working class suffered a series of decisive defeats. This put to a halt and set in reverse the post-war tendency for living standards to rise and a more recent phenomenon of rising worker militancy. It led to years of a downturn in struggle, the decimation of . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: The SWP & Revolutionary Bureaucracy or No One Here Gets Out Alive