WW archiveIssue 406
01 November 2001
Higher priorities; Backing fundamentalism; SWP takes sides; Democracy and anarchism
The boom following World War I was short lived. In the 12 months from September 1920 un?employment in Britain rose from 250,00 to 2 million. Soon after its foundation the Communist Party of Great Britain instructed members to participate in and lead the struggles of the unemployed. The party?s weekly paper carried many accounts of the fruits of this work including these two. In 1921 the Party was instrumental in forming the National Unemployed Workers Committee Movement, a body which organised the unemployed on a national basis in the years between the wars, years characterised by permanent high levels of unemployment.
Can the state and its bureaucracy function as both an agent of oppression and an agent of exploitation? Highlighting the examples of tsarist Russia and pharonic Egypt Al Richardson discusses the Asiatic mode of production and Marx?s theory
Hard road to unity
William Malley (ed) - Fundamentalism reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban - London 1998, pp253, ?14.95