Daily Archives: December 26, 2017

Liam Neeson Auditions For Mall Santa Claus


A lot of Kiwis think corruption is about

The Communist Party of Britain, the Morning Star and the Legacy of the Soviet Union

Hatful of History

With the recent controversy surrounding the Morning Star and the Communist Party of Britain’s Russophilia, I thought people might be interested in this, which I wrote a few years ago on how the CPB reacted to the collapse of the Eastern Bloc between 1989 and 1991. It is an extract from this book chapter that also looked at how the CPGB and the SWP reacted to the events of 1989.

For those interested in reading further on this, Lawrence Parker is contributing a chapter on the CPB to the forthcoming edited volume for Manchester University Press, Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956, vol. II. Keep an eye out for this in the new year!

MS announcing the end of the Soviet Union in December 1991 MS announcing the end of the Soviet Union in December 1991

The Communist Party of Britain was, and remains, probably the most significant party that was sympathetic to the Soviet Union and…

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Cornell Black Students Group Protests The Admission of African and Caribbean Students


Cornell_University_seal.svgCornell University’s Black Students United presented the University president with a list of  demands with one particularly surprising addition: a call to reduce the admission of African and Caribbean students in favor of African Americans.  The demand would define true African American students as those who are at least second generation Americans.

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