Cold facts and conspiracy theories

Yassamine Mather examines the most likely explanation for the tragedy in eastern Ukraine

In the midst of all the propaganda about Malaysian airline MH17 and the loss of 298 lives, myths have replaced reality. New conspiracy theories appear seemingly every hour, making it almost impossible to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to understanding the causes of this tragic event.

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Letters

Federal republic; Run its course; One-sided; LU democracy; LOL

Solidarity and anti-Zionism

The protest against Israel's assault on Gaza was inspiring, reports Maciej Zurowski

West's propaganda war

The downing of flight MH17 is being cynically used as an opportunity to step up sanctions against Russia, says Eddie Ford

Scotland: Exeunt, stage left?

Would an independent Scotland provide a radical impetus for socialism? Chris Gray examines the claims

ISN: Not waving, but dying

All the hype has come to nought, says Daniel Harvey

Cameron shuffles to the right

The Tory reshuffle sees David Cameron shoring up his right flank in the run-up to the 2015 general election, writes Paul Demarty

The Bolsheviks’ success and the ‘revolutionary’ fear of electoralism

Mike Macnair reviews two books by August Nimtz in the context of the left's fear of politics

National socialist illusions

Labour’s plans for the part-nationalisation of the rail network have caused confusion over at the Morning Star, writes Peter Manson

Our Summer Offensive spirit

WW editor Peter Manson gives the latest report on the CPGB's fundraising drive

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