Author: Daniel Randall
Daniel Randall is a railway worker in London, UK, and a workplace representative for the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport workers (RMT). He is a member of the Labour Party, and a supporter of the revolutionary socialist group Workers’ Liberty. His book Confronting Antisemitism on the Left: Arguments for Socialists was published by No Pasaran Media on 23 September 2021, and is available to buy here. His previous writing for New Politics includes “The Third Camp, Socialism from Below, and the First Principle of Revolutionary Socialism” (Vol. XVI, Winter 2018), and “Towards an Independent Working-Class Climate Movement” (with Paul Hampton, Vol. XIII, Summer 2011).

The Fight Against Antisemitism is the Fight for Total Liberation

In Confronting Antisemitism on the Left, Daniel Randall challenges socialists to confront antisemitism with the same vigor they have taken on other struggles against oppression.

Herman Benson (1915-2020): No Socialism Without Democracy

Herman Benson, veteran socialist activist and fighter for rank-and-file democracy in the labour movement, died on 2 July, aged 104. Herman was the second-to-last survivor, at least to my knowledge, of the “first generation” of “third camp” socialists.

Why class still matters: a reply to Paul Mason

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This article is a response to Paul Mason’s recent essay ‘Labour must become the party of people who want to change the world, not just Britain’, in which he argues that there can no longer be any privileged position for organised labour as an agent of socialist change. This reply will respond to that question specifically, leaving aside some other aspects of Mason’s essay, and argue that the working class remains the key strategic actor for overhauling capitalism.

The Third Camp, Socialism From Below, and the First Principle of Revolutionary Socialism

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"The socialists consider it their principal, perhaps even their only, duty to promote the growth of this consciousness among the proletariat, which for short they call its class consciousness. The whole success of the socialist movement is measured for them in terms of the growth in class consciousness of the proletariat. Everything that helps this growth they see as useful to their cause; everything that slows it down as harmful."

—George Plekhanov

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