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SWP: Expelled before conference begins

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | other press author Thursday January 03, 2013 13:08author by Peter Manson Report this post to the editors

Once more the SWP central committee has acted to silence critics and cut off debate,

How the SWP Junta treat their members with contempt. Peter Manson writes on how dissidents are treated.

Commenting on the contributions from a minority of Socialist Workers Party comrades in the second of this year’s Pre-conference Bulletins, I wrote: “It is most encouraging that these … comrades … are clear-sighted and courageous enough to make such far-reaching proposals - proposals aimed at transforming the SWP into a genuinely democratic-centralist force, capable of playing a leading role in the struggle for the mass party we so desperately need”. I concluded: “It remains to be seen for how long they would be tolerated if their ideas began to make headway” (‘An anatomical investigation’, November 8).

Unfortunately, however, even before those ideas have had a chance to make such headway, the central committee has responded in the only way it knows: by summarily expelling two of the comrades who had written such powerful criticisms, together with two others who are alleged to be involved in “secret factionalism” alongside them.

Expelled, but not from heaven
Expelled, but not from heaven

The four expelled members are Paris Thompson (Leeds), Tim Nelson (Bristol), Charlotte Bence (London) and Adam Marks (London) - the first two had contributions published in the Internal Bulletins, as the documents are known. Ironically, temporary factions are permitted during the three-month pre-conference period and we are in such a period right now (the 2013 SWP conference will be held in London over the weekend of January 4-6). But the SWP constitution stipulates that the central committee must be notified of their formation in a document signed by “at least 30 members of the party”.

Related Link: http://www.cpgb.org.uk/home/weekly-worker/943/swp-expel...egins

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Socialist Workers Party faction declared     Lucifer    Thu Jan 03, 2013 13:14 
   Tony Cliff: a critical obituary     Lucifer    Thu Jan 03, 2013 13:19 
   SWP Central Committee counterattack     Lucifer    Fri Jan 04, 2013 02:00 
   SWP conference: Comrades in the SWP, rebel!     Elric    Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:38 
   More on SWP     Lucifer    Sat Jan 12, 2013 20:57 
   Podcast: SWP conference special report     Lucifer    Sat Jan 12, 2013 23:34 
   more from the Laurie Penny article     John Miton    Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:43 
   CPGB podcast     John Miton    Sun Jan 13, 2013 13:01 
   fixed that for you     fred    Sun Jan 13, 2013 16:47 
 10   smell of sulphur     JoeMc    Sun Jan 13, 2013 16:50 
 11   Ranks of the Socialist Workers Party are split over handling of rape allegation     Baal    Sun Jan 13, 2013 19:06 
 12   SWP CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT – DISPUTES COMMITTEE REPORT     Lord Of The Flies    Sun Jan 13, 2013 19:23 
 13   Were the SWP using the Assange extradition issue in pursuing a post-Respect split feud with Galloway? What hypocrisy!     @    Sun Jan 13, 2013 20:37 
 14   @ @ re Peter Hanson , the Weekly Worker and Tom Walker     JoeMc    Sun Jan 13, 2013 23:24 
 15   Two Different Cases     Lucifer    Mon Jan 14, 2013 00:25 
 16   Party line     Yeti    Mon Jan 14, 2013 01:54 
 17   SWP crisis     Elric    Mon Jan 14, 2013 01:59 
 18   what's your point Elric / Lucifer?     SWeetPea    Mon Jan 14, 2013 02:32 
 19   Sweetpea     Lucifer    Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:27 
 20   lies     JoeMc    Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:46 
 21   Please deal with the article / points raised. Stop with the editorial comments     wageslave    Mon Jan 14, 2013 19:32 
 22   Response to attacks on the SWP     Lucifer    Mon Jan 14, 2013 23:52 
 23   What more would you expect?     An Drighneán Donn    Tue Jan 15, 2013 16:39 
 24   they have certainly got it wrong at times     fred    Tue Jan 15, 2013 19:01 
 25   CIA inflitration has been confirmed     An Drighneán Donn    Wed Jan 16, 2013 07:32 
 26   SWP crisis: Opposition emboldened as demand for recall grows     Lucifer    Thu Jan 17, 2013 13:31 
 27   SWP crisis: who is saying what     Jim Jepps    Sat Jan 19, 2013 18:07 


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