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Revolutionary Communist 2 - May 1975

Revolutionary Communist 2 - May 1975

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Issue no. 2 of 'Revolutionary communist' the theoretical journal of the Revolutionary Communist Group. It includes an article by 'Frank Richards' (real name Frank Furedi) later to form the Revolutionary Communist Party.
Issue no. 2 of 'Revolutionary communist' the theoretical journal of the Revolutionary Communist Group. It includes an article by 'Frank Richards' (real name Frank Furedi) later to form the Revolutionary Communist Party.

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NumberTwo
May'1975
ContentsEditorialPositionsoftheRevolutionaryCommunistGroup3BritainandtheIrishRevolution20TheQuestionofthe'International
FrankRichards
DiscussionArticle
41
TheLabour
Party,
the
BEe
andIreland
AshleyHeathandJamesWood
Reviews
46
HistoryoftheBolshevikParty(G.E.Zinoviev)
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HouseworkunderCapitalism(WallySecornbe)50DisasterinChile
 
Editorial
IntheearlymorninghoursofMarch19th1975troopsweresent
in
toclearthe'backlogofrubbish'Jeftbythenine-weekolddustcartdriversstrikeinGlasgow.Thisstraight·forwardcaseofusingtroopsinastrikebreakingcapacityisimmediarelyrecognisableasaseriousthreat
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theHrinshworking-class.TheScottish
TUe
delegation,involvedintalkswiththeGlasgowCorporation,announcedthat
it
was'absolutelyopposedtotheuseofthemilitaryunderanycircumstances'.Unfortunately.theuseoftroopsinthenorthofIrelandhasnotbroughtaboutasimilarandequallyquickresponse.Andyet,
if
theentireBritishArmywasmobilised,ifthewholeoftheRhineArmywasbroughtbackfromGermanyandtroopswererecalledfromelse-whereandappearedonthestreetsofthetownsandcitiesofBritain,theconcentrationoftroops,intermsofsoldierspercivilian,wouldbe
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thirdofwhatitisnowinthenorthofIreland.Whetherthetroopsarebeingusedasstrikebreakersundertheguiseofprotectingthepopulationfrom'healthhazards'inGlasgow,orasthearmedforceofBrrtishimperialismmaintaining'socialorder'inthenorthofIreland,theirroleisobjectivelythesame.TheyareprotectingtheinterestsoftheBritishrulingclass.'BritainandthelrishRevolution'locatesthepresentcrisisinIrelandwithinthechangingfaceofcontinuedBritishdomination.
It
showshowtheBritishrulingclasscanadvancenopolicyontheIrishquestionwhichwillofferitawayoutofthepresentsituation,providingaguaranteedlongtermfuturefortheIrishasawhole,yettyingitasorveunittoBritishinterests.TheneedoftheBritishrulingclassforastableIrelandinthefaceofthegrowingsocialcrisisathomecannotberealised.Thereisnopermanentsolutioninlrelandwhichdoesnotposethedestructionofimperialism,oftherulingclassinIrelandandBritain.InthissensethereisadirectconnectionbetweenthepresenceofthetroopsinGlasgowandtheirroleinthenorthofIreland.ManyontheLeftareonlytooeagertowriteaboutthese
ObVIOllS
pointsontheroleofthetroops.
However.
theircontributionsoftenremainontheJournalisticlevel.TheVietnamSolidarityCampaignbroughtahundredthousand
on
tothestreetsofLondon.The
successes
of
(he
Troop,OutMovement(TOM)havesofar
been
limited
ttl
mcbilisations
oflessthan
5,000.
Whyi,this
so?
Much
IS
dueto
thechauvinismdeeplyrootedintheBritISh
work
ing-cla-,smovement.
However
agreat
deal
is
also
tilt
responsibility
of
theBritishrevolutionaryleft.Dominated
by
anecono-
rnisticconceptionofpoliucs,theBritishleftref
usc,
totakethestruggleagarnvrchauvinismintothe
working-c
lass,TheTOMi,stillbeingmainlybuiltbythesrnaflestrevoluilon-arygroupingsandasmallnumberof'independents".TIe
Iargcr
groupshave
appeared
In
forceonlyon
dernonstra
lions,and
insisted
onfullspeakingrightsforthemselves~'whileusurpingthoseofsmallergroupsdoingth
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hard/'
groundwork
10
burld
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arecent
delegateconferenceofTOM,theReGhad
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of
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members,whowereelected
a~
delegate,(rom
branches.
andpresent,thanthe
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the
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6thdemonstration.TheISandIMGbothhavespeakers.Iti,thiskindofpolitical
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andtheleadershipofTOMwhichwillpreventthe
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dingofamas,anti-impcrialistmovementinthi,
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movementwhichdenies
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tl1L'1l\hcrstheriuhttodctcrrninritsoricntationwillhL'gill
10
rootlI,elfh!-mlyIntheworkmg-class,Thelarger
left
grnt.:ps
v.
illnotbe
f
creedtoJothebaSICgroundworktobuildTOMiftheirdemandstL1havethemainspeakerxat
dernonstra
uonsarequicklyconcededattheexpenseofsmallergroupsofrevol
utionarres
actuaIlybuildingTOM.Theymustbe
[arced
todothisworkorhe
politicalt»
exposed.Nogroupcanclaimtoberevoluuonarvwithoutparticipating
procticallv
inbuildingama«,anti-imperialistmovementonthequestionof(3rltl<;!ldomina
t
ionofIreland.TheTOMmust
dcmond
thesegroupspartici-pareandearntheirTight
10
speak.In'BntainandtheIrishRcvolunon'weareccntrallv
COIl-
cerncd
to
advanceacertarnorientation
f
orrcvotutionarrcsinBritain.WearguethatItisnecessary,in\llhdan(vwuhthestruggleoftheJnshagainstBritl,;hd("nin<ltl-onofIreland,tobuildaTroops
Ow
MovementinBritainaroundthetwocentraldemands'Self-determinationfortheIrish'and'TroopsOUIofIrelandNow'.However.while-p,'lnlingoutthepoliticalweakncs~esofthoseleadingrhestruggkagainstBritishimperiahsrn
In
Ircland,wedono:atrcmottoofferaconcretestrategyforthercvoluuonarvId(inIreland.ThereislilliepointinrepeatingIheplatitudeswereadinthepapersoftheBritishrcvolutionarvleft.Aconcretestrategyforrevoluuonancsil~1rel:HlIJ:while
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mustbebasedonouroverallanalvsrc.wouldrequireamuchmoredetailedknowledgeofthe<Jay-to.daystru!!gleInIrelandandanintimateacquaintancewiththeRcpubli-CanandLabourmovement.'.thcrc.Thiswedonotyethave.Indeed,
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orldwtdc,hatservesastheunifyingforceof;;rcvolurionarylntcrnational.In'OurTasksandMethods'
(RcvolutionarvCommunis,
NoI)wearguedthat:-'thestrategy.
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f()r
the'working-classinuscounrrycanonlybe[ullvndequatc..,.
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applythispro-grammeintheirparticularfidJ,ofbattle.'

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