:: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 ::

The Next Step

An interesting piece on the obnoxious group previously known as the Revolutionary Communist Party of Living Marxism notoriety by George Monbiot. We all have our favourite stories about this cult. I remember them at NUS conferences in the 80's managing to oppose abortion rights and defend the right of fascists to organise, from the left.

More recently one of those mentioned in the article below Claire Fox, showed up at the Edinburgh People's Festival debate on access to culture to argue that people living in Wester Hailes are not excluded from the Edinburgh Festival but choose not to attend. A particularly poorly thought out kneejerk right-wing libertarian position in other words and that basically sums up where the cult are now.

You can read the doublethink online at the Spiked blog. I'm not publishing the url, you have to choose to find it.

Guardian Unlimited | Guardian daily comment | Invasion of the entryists

One of strangest aspects of modern politics is the dominance of former left-wingers who have swung to the right. The 'neo-cons' pretty well run the White House and the Pentagon, the Labour party and key departments of the British government. But there is a group which has travelled even further, from the most distant fringes of the left to the extremities of the pro-corporate libertarian right. While its politics have swung around 180 degrees, its tactics - entering organisations and taking them over - appear unchanged. Research published for the first time today suggests that the members of this group have colonised a crucial section of the British establishment. "

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