WW archiveIssue 506
27 November 2003
Establishing what is optimistically billed as a “credible” alternative to New Labour in time for next June’s ‘super Thursday’ elections (for the European parliament and the Greater London Authority) is tentatively moving from the drawing board to the realm of practical politics.
Labour or SSP; Democratic centralism
The trial: how New Labour purged George Galloway Bookmarks pamphlet 2003, pp60, £1
This appeal, the grandiosely named Declaration of the assembly of actors and social movements, was passed on November 16, the last day of the Paris European Social Forum.
The selection of Howard as leader - with the other camp too weakened even to field a token standard bearer - indicates the Tories have effectively accepted the BNP's logic. Worried about the so-called vacuum on the left? Watch out for the pressure cooker on the right.
Following the two sets of twin explosions that rocked Istanbul within a week, Turkish and international media had a field day, running wild scare stories.
Tina Becker spoke to Salma Yaqoob at the European Social Forum in Paris
Discussions regarding the proposed unity coalition dominated the meeting of the Socialist Alliance executive committee, held in London on November 22.
Around the web: Worker-communist Party of Iraq
Obituary: Al Richardson
George W Bushs time in Britain was a state visit. This meant he was the guest of the queen and stayed at Buckingham Palace. It was to be part of the post-Iraq victory celebrations and the beginning of his election campaign.
Al Richardson, who died last week, made a valuable contribution to Marxist thought. As a tribute we republish his article on the Asiatic mode of production, based on an opening given to Communist University 2001
Thursday November 20 saw some 200,000 demonstrators answer the call of the Stop the War Coalition to show Bush and Blair what they thought of their imperialist war and occupation of Iraq.