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January 30, 2023

Bill Hunter's Archives

Lessons from the ‘80s

No trade unionist who seriously studies the political and industrial scene at the beginning of the 1980s and compares it with today can fail to draw the conclusion that...

The general strike in theory and practice

A. J. Cook at the 1926 General Strike campaign

Building a new workers' party

In this archive written in 1995 on the need for a mass workers' party,...

Socialism or war and capitalist decay

We are publishing this text from an unpublished book War, Imperialism and Socialism by...

Why Stalinism Collapsed

Bill Hunter - 1993. Originally published @ Socialist Voice #26.   Gorbachev, who became general secretary...

Why Stalinism Collapsed

Bill Hunter - 1993. Originally published @ Socialist Voice #26.   Gorbachev, who became general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1985,...

‘Left’ Labour and opportunism

This is the second selection of Labour  Review articles by Bill Hunter from the early 1980s showing  the historic role of Labour ‘lefts’ over...

The rise and fall of Labour

   Histories of the Labour Party and tales of Labour heroes can perform a very specific function. They can ‘legitimise’ woolliness, lack of theory,...

Rank And File Movement In The World War II

The phrase “the spirit of 1945” has inspired many activists this year. Ken Loach’s film of the same name led to discussions of...

Scargill, the Socialist Labour Party and the Discussion on a New Party

Editor’s Note: The question of a new party of the working class has arisen a number times since the 1990s. This archive from...

Thatcher’s Schooling

Introduction Thatcher is proclaimed to be a self-made politician but her ideas, policies and strategies were developed over many decades. Friedrich Hayek inspired Thatcher...

The Role of Stalin and Stalinism in Destroying the Heritage of Leninism.

Bill Hunter’s Archives: Bill Hunter is 92 years of age, for 73 years he fought for Trotskysm and still does. In this is...

30 Years Since The Founding Of The IWL.

Bill Hunter, 92 years of age, 73 for Trotskyism. New comrades and contacts have asked about the history of Bill Hunter. We are publishing a...

Capitalism’s crisis undermines its strength

We are printing a recent statement made by Bill about the stage the world is passing through. We will return to his archives...

How union leaders betrayed anti-Tory struggles.

Readers may find the discussion about the betrayal by union leaderships of the movement towards  general strike useful for today as a new...