Everything in socio-economic context

By equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, the bourgeois establishment is determined to brand a racist anyone who dares criticise the Israeli state. Ahistorically plucking out a few phrases from On the Jewish question, it levels the exact same charge against Marx too. Jack Conrad puts the record straight

As a young man Karl Marx studied and thoroughly absorbed the materialist and atheist ideas of Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-72). However, he soon became convinced that, while atheism was a vital intellectual premise, historic processes, developments in the means of production, social relations and crucially revolutionary practice had to be made the real starting point of “our criticism”.2

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Class enemy; Independent yoga; It’s the system; What about PLO?; Flawed; Remain-abstain; Conspiracy; Correction

Left wing of Zionism

Recent smears of ‘anti-Semitism’ against the left are an echo of similar allegations emanating from within the left, argues Paul Demarty

Who’s afraid of 1916?

Admiration of James Connolly should be tempered by criticism, writes Anne McShane

What will be will be

Michel Houellebecq, Submission, (Translated from the French by Lorin Stein) William Heinemann, 2015, pp256, £18.99

Stumbling towards collapse

In light of the latest moves against the media, Esen Uslu analyses the contending forces within the state apparatus

Ideas to transform Labour

William Sarsfield reports on the weekend’s CPGB members’ meeting

Real debate

We're striding towards our March target, says Robbie Rix

United front needed

The junior doctors need a united front in their struggle, says Richard Galen

Flip-flopping over in or out

Neither Corbyn’s current stance, nor his former position is in workers’ interests, argues Peter Manson

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