A working class military programme

James Marshall of Labour Party Marxists argues that a Jeremy Corbyn government would best be defended by abolishing the standing army and the formation of a popular militia

Two years ago, official Britain solemnly marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. The “war to end war” - that is how HG Wells, the Fabian social-imperialist, justified the carnage at the time.1 Yet, as we all know, 20 years after the Armistice of Compiègne, what passed for peace once again gave way to generalised armed conflict. World War II outstripped World War I in terms of death, destruction and sheer depravity.

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Letters

Down the plughole; Peculiar; Ethnic ties; Support Keith; War room; Sad and old

Uncritical support for Corbyn

David Shearer of Labour Party Marxists reports on last weekend’s LRC conference

Turning of the tide

Bolivia’s ‘road to socialism’ turned out to be another dead end, writes Eddie Ford

Possibilities and pitfalls

The job of socialists is to channel the opportunities opened up by the Sanders campaign into the fight for class independence, argues Jim Creegan

Strategic bankruptcy confirmed

Localists score a practical victory. A directionless leadership blows it with Momentum. Communist Platform makes its final bow. Jack Conrad reports on an eventful February 20 meeting of the LU national council

In the cause of imperialism

What lies behind moves to outlaw boycotts? Tony Greenstein investigates

Weapons of genocidal destruction

Nuclear weapons pose the threat of a devastating accident waiting to happen, warns Yassamine Mather

A carnival of reaction

Neither side in the EU referendum campaign deserves leftwing support, argues Paul Demarty

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