Tag Archives: SWP UK

Freedom Socialist Party: Feminism and the crisis in the British Socialist Workers Party

Feminism and the crisis in the British Socialist Workers Party

Toward the end of 2012, two members of the British Socialist Workers Party charged a national leader with rape and sexual assault. The manner in which these allegations were handled by the party leadership has shaken the organization to the core and opened up a public discussion about the SWP’s positions on feminism and democratic centralism and about whether cases of rape within a revolutionary party are matters for the police.… Read more ...

Impending split in the British Socialist Workers Party?

Posted at liammacuaid.wordpress.com. H/T Polizeros.


The faction fight in the SWP, which pits the majority led by Alex Callinicos and Martin Smith against the Left Platform led by John Rees and Lindsey German, is utterly depressing, for several reasons. First it is a reflection of the generally depressed and demoralised state of the whole of the British left, although of course with its own specific characteristics.… Read more ...