Seize, occupy, requisition

Eddie Ford welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s militant approach to the housing crisis

So far the death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire remains at 79, but the true figure is expected to be higher. Indeed, some believe that the real number of people killed is for the moment being covered up by the authorities. David Lammy, the Labour MP for Tottenham, told the BBC’s Newsnight that people are saying to him that there could have been “civil unrest” if the true figures had been released immediately.1

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Letters

Unanswered; Too detached; Socialist Brexit; One-sided; DUP 'morality'

Bringing out our differences

Peter Manson reports on last weekend’s meeting

Corrections from up close

Censorship or retrofit? In the third part of the series, ‘All power to the soviets’, Lars T Lih looks at Lenin’s ‘Letters from afar’ and the reaction of the Bolsheviks

First stage of the first revolution

Lenin’s ‘Letter from afar’, as printed in Pravda, March 21 and 22 1917

Optimism and pessimism

What is the nature of capitalist crises? Paul B Smith weighs up two contending views

Crisis and degeneration

David E Lowes (editor), Arthur Ransome Three accounts of revolutionary Russia Red Revenant, 2017, £6.90, pp212

May is not irreplaceable

More is needed than a removal van outside Number 10, argues Paul Demarty

Made it!

Weekly Worker 1161 is also available in PDF format