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J. T. Murphy
Archive

1888-1965


“The problem before society to-day is not a financial problem. It is a property problem. The banks belong to the superstructure of capitalism. Private property is the foundation. The financial crises, consumption crises, credit crises and the like are nothing more than the reflections of the fundamental economic crisis arising from the fact that the private ownership of the means of production has become an anachronism in a society where social methods of production have superseded individual methods of production. No amount of credit supply to manufacturers, no amount of currency manipulation which leaves the question of property ownership untouched, can do other than aggravate the crisis of capitalism.”—Review of Dyson’s An Artist Among the Bankers

“I am a Marxist, a member of the Labour Party, and a sympathizer with the U.S.S.R.”—Russia on the March


 

1932: J. T. Murphy’s resignation letter from the CPGB
1932: J. T. Murphy’s Desertion to the Class Enemy, CPGB comment on Murphy’s departure from the Party
1932: Another Communist Leader Walks the Plank, SPGB comment on Murphy’s departure from the CPGB


Works by Year

 

1917

The Workers’ Committee: An Outline of its Principles and Structure

1918

The Issue

1920

On the Question of Parliamentarism

1921

The “Reds” in Congress: Preliminary Report of the First World Congress of the Red International of Trade and Industrial Unions
Report of Red Trade Union Congress

1922

The Road to Power
On Leading the Masses
Control Your Job
The Single Front
Stop the Lot
Cut Off the Juice
End the Confusion
Stand by the Boilermakers
“De Profundis”: The Return of the Engineers
Untitled Book Review, Review of “Left Wing Trade Unionism in France”
After the Retreat, What?
The Miners at the Cross Roads
American Coal War
A Reply to Comrade Brodsky
Trade Union Congress
The Great Red Drive: Miners’ Minority Movement
The Critics Answered

1923

Viscount Milner’s Dilema
Milner Becomes Irritable
Milner’s Ghost
The 4th Congress: A Special Report on the Recent World Congress of the Comintern
Ireland and the International Working Class
The Labour Party Conference
The European Crisis and British Labour
The Empire Conference of the Workers
The General Election, 1923

1924

The Party Conference
Ten Years Ago and After
They Betrayed the Workers with a Lie
Programme Making
The Labour Government—What We Must Do
The Political Mind of Ramsay MacDonald
On the International Programme
James Connolly
The European Crisis and British Labour

1925

Introduction to Lenin on Co-operatives
The Co-ops and the Trade Unions
Where is Labour’s Opposition?
Trade Unionism and the Co-operatives: Need for United Action
Leninism in Britain
How a Mass Communist Party will come in Britain
The Coming of the Mass Communist Party in Britain
The Prospects at May 1, 1925
Introduction to The Errors of Trotskyism
John Wheatley and Civil War
Splitters: In International Co-op. Alliance
A Dangerous Situation: Confusion About Councils of Action
The Drive into the Factories: How to Begin
Straight from the Dock

1926

The British Trades Union Congress at Bournemouth, (written with R. Page Arnot)
Socialism by Kind Permission, Review of I.L.P. pamphlets
An Angel’s Dilema, Review of Angell’s Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?
The Political Meaning of the Great Strike

1927

After the British Empire Conference
The Reformists’ Report on the Strike
On the Death of Arthur MacManus
Celebrating Tenth Year of Revolution
Arthur McManus
Stop the Troops
An Astonishing Speech: Zinoviev Attacks the Russian C.P. Central Committee
Lenin’s Widow
How to Fight the War Danger: Comintern Executive Meets in Moscow
Tomsky’s Appeal to Workers: Anglo-Russian Questions That Are Being Asked
Malicious Rumours: Russians Do NOT Wish to Break Up Anglo-Russian Committee
Communists in China: May Leave the Wuhan Government
Miners’ Helpers Attacked: Disgraceful Outburst of I.F.T.U. Leader
Bauer’s Pacifism: Communist International’s Manifesto
Menshevik Trial: Light Sentences for Anti-Soviet Plotters
“Sacco-Vanzettis” Everywhere: Dramatic Scenes in Moscow at Funeral Hour
Reflections on our Party Congress at Manchester

1928

A First Meeting With Comrade Lenin
Introduction to Russian Prisons
Yellow Politics in a Yellow Book
Workers’ Challenge in London
MacDonald—The Christian Tory
The Communist Party and the “Bloody” Revolution
A Budget for the Bosses: “Concessions” Add to Workers’ Load
The Rationalisation Budget
J. T. Murphy’s Reply to Gutter Attack: “Forward,” MacDonald, Scotland Yard, and “Mr. Brown”
Labour Completes Flight to Liberalism
Co-Ops. and Empire: The Shame of a Great Working-Class Movement
Is There a “Right” Danger in Our Party?

1929

A Revolutionary Workers’ Government
There is a Right Danger
Towards the Tenth Communist Conference
Do Communists Want Reforms?
Trotsky the Temporary Bolshevik Exposed
What a Revolutionary Workers’ Government Would Do
The World Campaign for Communism
The Outlook
What Next for Cotton?: The Way Ahead
Against Cops. and Bosses: “Red” Struggle Supported by Cotton Workers
Choosing Our Leadership: Revolutionary Theory and Clear Political Line
The Fight against the Right Danger

1930

New Unions and their place in the Revolutionary Struggle
Growth of Social-Fascism in Britain
The Right Danger in New Clothes
Editorial
Significance of Llandudno Conference

1931

A Remarkable Book, Review of Mirsky’s Lenin
Editorial

1932

Resignation Letter from the Communist Party
The Significance of the Bradford Conference of the I.L.P.

1933

The Future of the Labour Party
The Conference of the Socialist League
Review of Jeans’ The New Background of Science and Worrall’s The Outlook of Science
Socialism and the Public Corporation

1934

Review of Dyson’s An Artist Among the Bankers
The Moral Roots of the Crisis
Review of Benjamin’s Distribution in the Transition Stage to Socialism
Labour’s “Peace” Policy

1935

Review of Scott’s Self-Subsistence for the Unemployed
Modern Trade Unionism: A Study of the present tendencies and the future of Trade Unions in Britain
Fascism! The Socialist Answer

1936

Trade Unions and Socialism
Why I Am for a People’s Front

1939

Confusion on the ‘Left’

1941

Russia on the March: a study of Soviet Foreign Policy

1943

The Communist Party of Great Britain

1945

Stalin: 1879-1944

1948

The Last Great Split in World Communism

1956

Twilight or Dawn?
Tom Mann: ‘Courageous man of vision’

1958

Forty Years Hard — For What?

 

Images

1921: With Tomsky preparing for the first R.I.L.U. World Congress
1927: 10th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Moscow
1927: With the Seventh Samara Cavalry
1928: Portrait