A new Cliffite organisation…

January 22, 2013 at 2:32 am (Jim D, Pabs, socialism, SWP)

International Socialism, a new Cliffite organisation, linked to the US International Socialist Organization (ISO) is about to be formed in the UK:

Latest updates on International Socialism posted by ‘lenin’ (ie Richard Seymour):

International Socialism, the new blog set up by SWP members, gained 15,000 page views in its first eight hours of existence. Since going up, it has had three new posts. First, this on moralistic moaning about the internet; then this, in reply to the latest Party Notes; finally, this, important information for all (dissident SWP – JD) party members.

China (Tom) Miéville is expected to be their ‘celebrity’ member/leader.


  1. Mike said,

    Given that the SWP opposition are pushing for a special conference, it seems unlikely that a new organisation is about to be formed. But maybe I’m wrong.

    More importantly, if a new Cliffite organisation is launched will it be modelled on the 1960s Cliff (when he had some sense of political reality and proportion) or the 1970s Cliff (when ultra-left adventurism became the order of the day).

  2. Roger McCarthy (@RF_McCarthy) said,

    Would much rather China gave us another novel in his Bas-Lag series than waste good writing time figureheading another doomed micro-sect.

  3. neprimerimye said,


    No new organisation and no links with the ISO.

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