The three whales of Bolshevism

The militant slogans of the Bolsheviks after 1905 were colloquially known as the “three whales of Bolshevism”. At Marxism festival this year Paul Le Blanc challenged comrades to name “three whales” for 2013. Roderick C puts forward his suggestions.

The Bolshevik by Boris Kustodiev, 1920

A strategy for the social movements must also aim for SWP comrades to be well-rooted in them. This means not just intervening to air our politics and sell papers, but participate in building the different campaigns so that we become trusted and seen as part of the movement rather than interlopers, as will no doubt be the instinctive reaction of many, coming as they will overwhelmingly from autonomist circles.

Read “The three whales of Bolshevism” here.


Note: This piece was published before rs21 was established as an independent organisation in January 2014. rs21 was founded by a group of people who had been in the opposition within the SWP and who left in response to its persistent mishandling of rape and sexual harassment allegations against a leading member.


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