Emancipation & Liberation – Coverage Of What Is Communism?

Below can be found links to articles published on the E&L website related to ‘What is Communism’? 1. WHY EMANCIPATION AND LIBERATION –  Emancipation and Liberation are heady words. Yet it is vital that we give serious consideration to what we stand for, not merely what we are against – RCN collective statement

Socialism Militant, Socialism Triumphant: thoughts on communism and the workplace inspired by William Morris and the IWW

An important topic for discussion by the Left today is labor organization as we know it under capitalism, and as it could be under socialism and communism. Below are statements from our radical history, and one that is an outgrowth of that history. Taken together, they offer guidance. In the conclusion to his commentary on…

Debating The Possibility Of Communism

The current crisis of capitalism has found the majority of the the Left offering neo-Keynesian ‘solutions’ which go no further than attempts to reinvigorate a system that is long past its sell-by date. However, those who try to promote a vision of a new social order to replace capitalism have to confront arguments that ‘There…

The SWP and Scottish independence – part 1, Breakin’ up is so hard to do

The following  post includes the Contents and the Introduction of the first part of the review by Allan Armstrong of Breaking up the British state – Scotland, Independence & Socialism, editors, Bob Fotheringham, Dave Sherry and Colm Bryce. The full review can be read at: https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/breaking-up-the-british-state-2.pdf   THE SWP AND SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE Part 1 – Breakin’…

Challenges for the Catalan left wing movement in 2021

This is the second article we are posting written by Lorena Sorantes, from Galicia in Spain, about the political situation in Catalunya. Introduction This brief article will be an attempt to enumerate and then explain the current challenges the Catalan left-wing movement is facing and will face from this year onwards . In order to…

The Paris Commune’s revolutionary ideas – 150 years on

This article by Ben Wray on the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune was first posted on bella caledonia. In the morning of 18 March 1871, a crowd of women in the Parisian working class district of Montmartre demonstrated. They were responding to the regular army of the French Government, fresh from defeat in a…

What we have learned up to 2021

1) Another world is possible – a joyful, creative, new world communism which emancipates us all from oppression and frees us all from exploitation, and which forms a new sustainable relationship between humanity and the environment. 2) “The history of all hitherto existing class society is the history of class struggles.” The enforcement of patriarchy…

Archie, Oprah and the Battle for George Square

We are posting this article by Mike Small of bella caledonia. It highlights the wider political significance of the the latest events in Glasgow’s George Square on 7.3.21 following the police facilitated march of Rangers supporters. We shouldn’t pretend that the display of violence in George Square, the police complicity, the ‘exposure’ of racism within…

Announcing the Republican Communist Forum

The Republican Communist Network came together as one of the Platforms in the Scottish Socialist Alliance (SSA), then the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) in 1997. Our Network originally consisted of two main groups, the Red Republicans and the Campaign for a Federal Republic, but also included a former member of Peoples Democracy and other comrades.…