Letters

Red Surrey; Anti-semitism; Two states; No clarity; SWP down under; Enemy's enemy; Military support; Over what

Vapour of democracy

In his regular column, Martin Schreader keeps us abreast of the US elections

Sectarian pose

Phil Hamilton reviews the website of the American Socialist Workers Party

Ken Livingstone: A man for all seasons

Left radical or "bog-standard New Labour politician"? Eddie Ford takes a look at the history and practice of the 'red' mayor of London

Hackney: SWP voting against principle

Lewisham & Greenwich: Predictable fix

Militants rally against FBU ban

Alan Fox reports on the ban of the leftwing Grassroots FBU by the Fire Brigade Union's executive

An issue that cannot be ducked

The recent attacks on abortion rights by the Sunday Telegraph show that the left must start an offensive to defend and extend a woman's right to choose, writes Anne McShane - against the wishes of the Socialist Workers Party and Socialist Action

Democratic deficit: Whose ESF is it anyway?

Stich ups, backroom dealings and bureaucratic shennanigans - a small selection of some of our favourites during the last 12 months

Self-determination for the Iraqi people!

The working class must win leadership of anti-imperialist struggle, writes Paul Greenaway

Guide to the British left: Whose left at the ESF?

The British left is renowned for its fractious and sectarian nature. The European Social Forum in London will enhance that reputation enormously, writes Ian Mahoney

Sheffield & Leeds: Left McCarthyism

Indecidable politics

Liam O Ruairc pays tribute to Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)

Forum must serve unity

Despite all the problems in the preparations for this year's Europan Social Forum, the coming together of the left across Europe is of vital importance, says Tina Becker. But in order for the working class ever to be in a position to effectively challenge the Europe of the bosses, bankers and bureaucrats, our own structures must be democratic and accountable

Ken Livingstone: A man for all seasons

Left radical or "bog-standard New Labour politician"? Eddie Ford takes a look at the history and practice of the 'red' mayor of London

Against the European constitutional treaty

The so-called EU constitution is thoroughly undemocratic, argues Mike Macnair. The European working class needs its own agenda; European communists and revolutionary socialists need unity

Finish the American revolution

The battle for democracy did not stop in 1783 or 1865. Indeed today, argues Jack Conrad, America urgently needs a third, democratic, revolution

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