WW archiveIssue 613
23 February 2006
Hyperbole and irrationality were the order of the day at Respect's London rally, reports Mark Fischer
Respect's February 17 rally, 'Islamophobia, the war and freedom of speech', was opened by chair Linda Smith of the Fire Brigades Union with the comment that it was "absolutely right that Respect is discussing this".
Kat and Cath; Islam and rights; Rightwing SWP; Not racist?; Ludicrous; Fundamental; Dizzy; Venezuela; Whats so crucial?; Social language; Small wonder; Dumped; Facts of life
In the second in a series of articles, Mike Macnair continues his examination of right-moving Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire theorists and the response of the SWP's Alex Callinicos
Unlike the SWP, Karl Marx upheld the right of even the most reactionary rightwinger to publish their views, says Eddie Ford. Communists are not afraid of the "free competition of ideas"
David Irving's conviction for holocaust denial and three-year sentence in an Austrian prison is not good news for communists and democrats, say Tina Becker and Eddie Ford. It is in our own self-interest to oppose anti-free speech laws and proscriptions, as sooner or later they will be used against us
Dave Landau, a representative of the Jewish Socialist Group, attended the Unite Against Fascism conference on February 18
The furore following the Danish cartoons has not subsided, writes Peter Manson. But the position of many islamic groups - backed up by the Socialist Workers Party - plays into the hands of islamophobes
Yassamine Mather (Iran Bulletin Middle East Forum and Critique) calls for solidarity with the Basra oil workers