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What's the Spartacist League up to these days?

The39thStep

Well-Known Member
And, woo fuck, having now read the thread I’ve come across this. I swear there was only one not five but you’re right about the LT thing.

Out of interest, feel free to PM me, or not, with who you are. My long term partner now was either VP Kentish Town or Women’s Officer back then if you remember. My best mate was Fuse editor, then VP Ladbroke House.
Done but don't complain about the length of the PM lol. I used to write for Fuse under the name of Dr Chuck Wilson .
 

Idris2002

Hate Ashbury
I puched a spart in the 80's over some peado loony line they had taken. I think I asserted the paper seller was a paedo too and if not, certainly looked like one. Then whack to head. His mate trod on him in his haste to run away.
Seems rather inconsistent with that macho image they liked to project.
 

Grump

Well-Known Member
I puched a spart in the 80's over some peado loony line they had taken. I think I asserted the paper seller was a paedo too and if not, certainly looked like one. Then whack to head. His mate trod on him in his haste to run away.
I got into a fight with some WRP in the early 80s, they objected to us selling our paper on 'their' pitch at the loca shopping centre. As those in the WRP who weren't clinically mad were undercover police I was probably lucky not to get arrested.
 

Idris2002

Hate Ashbury
One of the saddest things I've ever seen was at a Socialist Party meeting on the Good Friday Agreement, about, oh 20 years ago.

A whole family of Sparts - mother, father, and teenage daughter - turned up to heckle. I had to feel some sympathy for the poor eejit who'd been born into the cult.
 

Pickman's model

every man and every woman is a star
When I was member of the SWP (shudder) I went to a community centre to book it for a meeting. I got chatting to the lovely, white haired old lady who was the caretaker, looking like the sort of person who plays the sweet old granny in an ad. She then announced she was a member of the New Communist Party and told me quite fiercely that Stalin was misunderstood and following his principles had guided her life. Despite being about 80 I think she was one of the NCPs youngest members which is why they folded shortly afterwards.
rumours of their demise premature. http :/ /ww w.ne ww orker.or g/
 

Pickman's model

every man and every woman is a star
Speaking of “one loon” parties...this thread has confused me so far (as far as I can be bothered to read it) because...when I was a student, circa 1984-1985, I had a lot of friends at PNL and in the anti-fascist campaign centred around Patrick Harrington. On all the demos down Holloway Road there was always, always, one nutty man with a HUGE Spartacist League banner. Does this ring bells with anyone? Anyone know who he was? I always assumed Spartacist League were this one nutty guy. IIRC he also might have connected himself, via another banner (or maybe the same one) with ASLEF.

Anyone an expert on Spartacist history?
sparts moved their chicago branch to the uk, hence the preponderance of americans within the group
 

Idris2002

Hate Ashbury
In 2009, the Guardian recommended going to Syria to look at carpets.

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There used to be an Irish woman who posted on urban, and who was doing a PhD in Arabic (until her house burned down taking all her notes with it). She told me that Syria was where you'd go if you wanted to learn the lingo, because even if people could speak French or English, they would make a point of not doing so - because of their national pride, you see.
 

belboid

TUC Off Your Knees
tragic news. James Roberston, founder of the Spartacist League has passed on.

Never more will we hear his rants about Albanian goat fuckers, or praise for the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

The world of far left politics is richer for his no longer being a part of it.
 

imposs1904

Thread Killa'
tragic news. James Roberston, founder of the Spartacist League has passed on.

Never more will we hear his rants about Albanian goat fuckers, or praise for the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

The world of far left politics is richer for his no longer being a part of it.
They also just lost their Polish section, which translates as 'they expelled two blokes for not adhering to democratic centralism'.

PS - Somebody made - what I thought was - the funny joke on Facebook that he hung on another week so that he could witness the ISO dying before he did.
 
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