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November 26, 2023 at 5:36 pm in reply to: “Revolutionary Communist Party” name to be revived #248599
Interesting that as well as changing the name of the organisation, they are also changing the name of their journal from ‘Socialist Appeal’ to ‘The Communist’.
I guess changing the name of their organisation has forced their hand in having to also change the name of the journal but it is interesting that their choice of title is a call back to the CPGB’s original journal of the same name which existed from 1920-1923. (Succeeded by Workers’ Weekly.)
Of course, Trotsky was still front and centre in the Third International during that period, so it’s not that weird that Socialist Appeal see some sort of lineage between the early CPGB and their own tradition.
What piece are they referring to?
How many music threads are there on here now?
Don’t tempt me, or I’ll start a dedicated Christmas music thread. It’s that time of year.
I do like that Nick Lowe song, though.
“Post today on the SPGB’s Spopen forum by an ex-Executive Committee member.”
I’ll give you this. You are a shit stirrer, par excellence. 10/10.
Could you tell those of us who can’t be bothered to go through the rigmarole of accessing age restricted stuff what the classic is? Is there not another version of whatever it is available elsewhere?
I’d post the lyrics but the mod would zap them down.
I’m guessing (now) that every version of this song on YouTube will be age restricted. In the famous words of Johnny Rotten on the Bill Grundy Show, ‘Rude words . . . rude words.’
Bastard sell outs. For all that, worth a click.
Still a stone cold classic after all these years:October 13, 2023 at 5:11 pm in reply to: leaving comments under articles / ‘Best regards, but miles apart’ #247592
Never seen that before.
I think that will eventually turn up somewhere else.October 13, 2023 at 2:19 pm in reply to: leaving comments under articles / ‘Best regards, but miles apart’ #247587
“It’s important to be accurate and to not try to re-write history making everything a reference to our current favourite views.”
I didn’t read it as an attempt to rewrite history. I just put it down to a genuine mistake, and because of the nature of the piece – a reprint of correspondence – it couldn’t be rewritten after the fact.
Maybe the editorial committee could have put a note after the piece pointing out the mistake.
That’s such sad news. I only met Jimmy a couple of times about 20 years ago, but he immediately struck me as a good comrade with a good, sardonic sense of humour.
Another SPGBer, B.G., who knew Jimmy well wrote the following comment on Facebook:
“Ach, very sorry to hear. He was a good age of course. Lovely gentle guy. First met him in Ediburgh branch in 1980s when he was much respected by a branch full of uni professors. A wonderful outdoor speaker he came alive on the platform at the Mound. He swore like a trooper off it but as soon as he was representing the Party he made sure nothing interfered with his forceful and often hilarious propagandising. He stood for the party at the first Scottish elections. Radio Scotland broadcast one of the hustings debates and I remember him cutting thru our opponents’ Blairite bullshit in his strong east coast accent and railed against the poverty of capitalism”
” . . .sane league.”
Dr Freud has entered the conversation.
I saw that the SSP also had a candidate in the Rutherglen and Hamilton West by-election. Arguably more high-profile than the TUSC candidate. He didn’t do much better.
“At least that’s not fewer votes than nominations, these days.”
How many nominations is it these days for local elections?
I demand a recount.
If that’s doable, it sounds like a good suggestion.