WW archiveIssue 1004
04 April 2014
Left Unity: 'Moderate' party takes shape
The new formation has adopted its first policies. Peter Manson reports on the LU conference
The March 29 Left Unity policy conference in Manchester confirmed that the project is afflicted by all the weaknesses of previous (lower-case) ‘left unity’ initiatives, despite the impressive number of people who have asked to join. Kate Hudson, newly elected national secretary, reported that on March 22 there were 1,520 signed-up members - and in the few days since then more than 200 had joined. She declared that LU was also based on a “sound financial footing”, now employing a part-time admin worker, plus a bookkeeper once a month.
Same message; Attrition; Same evils; Workers' pie; SRCM welcome
The issue of open borders has provoked some controversy in the WW letters page. This motion from the Stuttgart Congress of 1907 is part of the proud history of our movement on this question
This year’s budget was meant to make older voters feel good and keep the housing bubble inflated. Eddie Ford looks back to March 19
Communist Students member Robert Eagleton outlines the platform he is standing on for the National Union of Students ‘block of 15’
What’s wrong with ‘paraphernalia’, asks Tom Munday
Richard Levins and Richard Lewontin; 'Biology under the influence', New York 2013, pp400, £17.95
Abdellatif Kechiche (director); 'Blue is the warmest colour'
The legalisation of gay marriage is a victory for sexual freedom - but, in this society, a fragile one, argues Paul Demarty
Robbie Rix was close, but had no cigar