Honest green Mike Davies

The article 'Partners or rivals', published last week, has provoked this indignant memo from Mike Davies, chair of the Alliance for Green Socialism. Comrade Davies, from the minority Left Alliance wing of the newly merged organisation (the other wing being the ex-'official communist' Green Socialist Network), seems to regard himself as the Arthur Scargill of the AGS, for whom 'open' means 'closed' and vice versa

Statement from the Socialist Alliance National Executive

Preparing for power

In the seventh and concluding article in his series Jack Conrad peers into the future

Next for the chop?

Executive wake-up call

Stop Blunkett deportation of SA friend

Self-determination for Chechnya

Take ownership of fire strike

Steve Godward is a divisional secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (at present suspended over a disciplinary matter) and a member of the Socialist Alliance national executive. Peter Manson asked him about the stalled firefighters' dispute

Varied debate

Scottish separatism or workers' unity

The Scottish Socialist Party held its annual school, Socialism 2002, over the weekend of October 26-27 with more than 200 people attending. Sarah McDonald and Ronnie Mejka report

Narrow vision

Hannah Sell 'Socialism in the 21st century - the way forward for anti-capitalism' Socialist Party, 2002, pp92, £5 Ian Mahoney looks at a recent booklet published by the Socialist Party in England and Wales and considers its limitations

Transcending the old Europe

John Berger, Patricia Macdonald 'Once in Europa' London 2000, pp130, £20

Scargillism and the miners

Dave Douglass, secretary of Hatfield Main National Union of Mineworkers, looks back over three decades of struggle and critically analyses the role of Arthur Scargill

Power rivalry

Phillip Noyce (director) - The quiet American - Regus London Film Festival (www.rlff.co.uk) November 7, 9. UK release from November 29

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