[Marxism] Analysis of British SWP

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 21 16:45:31 MDT 2013


The Socialist Workers Party (SWP), whether you believe their claims of
10,000 members or not, is the biggest ‘revolutionary’ party on the British
left and possibly in the English-speaking world.  It also has a host of
affiliated organisations around the world that follow in its footsteps.
For this very reason, notice has to be taken of them. Yet, despite this
position of hegemony, there has been very little serious analysis of the
organisation.  This current article is, hopefully, a contribution to this
discussion.
Next year is the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Socialist
Review Group (SRG) from which the SWP grew, so it is a useful point to
analyse the tendency. . .

Full at:
http://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/dead-ends-and-lost-opportunities-a-brief-history-of-the-socialist-workers-party-1950-1999/

The article is by Colin Clarke who was a member of the SWP in the late
1970s and into the 1980s.  It was written in 1999, so doesn't cover
anything since then.

Phil



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