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International Socialist Tendency

Democracy and the SWP

Democracy and the SWP

We do not agree with their politics but reproduce this for reference.

Splits of the Socialist Workers Party (Britain)

Esme Choonara, Amy Leather, Candy Udwin, Maxine Bowler, 2013 Disputes Committee

We do not agree with their politics but reproduce this for reference.

Notable splits and departures from the Socialist Workers Party in Britain (and some notable international splits) in chronological order including key figures. The list shows a history of active members' serious complaints about the organisation and how it is organised. The issues are repeated since the formation of the SWP which should raise questions about the much-vaunted SWP model of ‘building the party’ especially for those unfamiliar with the party and its history.

Flabby Pacifism: review of "Fascism - Theory and Practice" by Dave Renton

Anti-Fascist Action's review of the Socialist Worker Party member Dave Renton's "Fascism - Theory and Practice" published by Pluto Press in 1999. The review appeared in issue 22 of Fighting Talk magazine.

ISOnuts: one stop activism and the gentrification of the left

ISOnuts cover

An Activist enters the bizarre and alienating world of the International Socialist Organization.

The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx (2012) Alex Callinicos

The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx (2012) Alex Callinicos

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
Reproduced for reference. Alex Callinicos is the leading figure in the British Trotskyist SWP and IST since 2000.

Crass protest or class struggle

From Socialist Studies 78 Winter 2010

Understanding left cults (SWP, SP, Spiked, WRP) - a reading list

Animal Farm

Selected reading on cultlike behaviour of left-wing parties in the UK.

SWP's Tom Walker: Why I am resigning

A journalist at the Socialist Workers Party newspaper on his decision to quit following the way the grouping dealt with accusations of rape and sexual harassment by female members against a leader of the party. Trigger warning for sexual harassment.

SWP: The party of god - Wildcat

leaflet front page

Leaflet produced by Wildcat in 1988 concerning the First Gulf War (that is, Iran versus Iraq). It compares the position of the Socialist Workers Party in the UK with that of Hezbollah. Not unreasonable, given that the SWP supported the Iranian regime at the time!