National Sections of the L5I:

Revolutionary Party

Building the Party - A parody of Leninism

One stick that SWP members repeatedly beat the rest of the left with is that they alone are "building the party". Every week in Socialist Worker a column records the week’s new recruits and urges more to join the revolutionary party. Read more...

Defending the dictatorship of the proletariat

After the Russian revolution the Bolsheviks tried to establish the 'dictatorship of the Proletariat' in Russia. History shows us that this degenerated terribly, leading to Stalinism - so were the Bolsheviks right in what they did? Read more...

Theses on the Early Stages of Party Building

These document, passed by the IEC in 1992, outlines the early stages of building a revolutionary party. It provides guidelines for revolutionaries work across the class struggle and how to establish a firm foundation in the working class

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30 Theses in Defence of Trotskyism

These theses began life in the discussion period in the 1980s in various Trotskyist tendencies and were updated and republished in the early 90s. Read more...

Party and Programme: Bolshevism Versus Opportunism 1903 - 1912 - Part 2

This article is devoted to the debate on the political and organisational heritage of Trotskyism and Leninism to which the Workers' Socialist League, the International Marxist Group and the International-Communist League contributed in the 1970s Read more...

Party and Programme: Lenin and Luxemburg against Opportunism and Centrism - Part 3

Dave Hughes concludes the series by looking at Lenin and Luxemburg's fights for the revolutionary programme within the Second International Read more...

Party and Programme: from communism to social democracy - Part 1

In the 1970s, Dave Hughes, a founder member of Workers Power and the Movement for a Revolutionary Communist International, wrote a series of articles on party and programme to explain the importance of programme in Marx, Engels and Lenin. Part one deals with the debate in Germany during Marx's lifetime Read more...