International Socialist Network

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The International Socialist Network (ISN or IS Network for short) was a short-lived revolutionary socialist organisation in Britain. It was formed as a split from the Socialist Workers Party in 2013 following the alleged rape scandal concerning former National Secretary, Martin Smith.[1][2]

According to the group's Autumn 2014 Discussion Bulletin, it was "a tendency within Left Unity".[3] The ISN also participated in unity talks involving other organisations, some of which are involved in Left Unity, including Workers Power, Socialist Resistance, Anti-Capitalist Initiative and Revolutionary Socialism in the 21st Century (RS21).[4] It published regular 'internal' bulletins that are also publicly available, and one issue of a proposed journal, 'Cactus'.[5]

The ISN voted to disband at a national meeting in May 2015 and encouraged members to join other socialist organisations[6]

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  1. ^ "ISN: Not waving, but dying". Weekly Worker. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  2. ^ "How Not to Handle a Rape Allegation: the Case of the SWP". The North Star. 9 January 2013.
  3. ^ "IS Network - Downloads". Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Regroupment conference : April 26 : Bulletin No 3 : Anticapitalist Initiative International Socialist Network RS21 : Socialist Resistance Workers Power" (RTF). Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  5. ^ "IS Network - Cactus Issue Zero". 14 November 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  6. ^ "IS Network - The International Socialist Network voted to dissolve itself in April 2015". Retrieved 23 February 2016.

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