WW archiveIssue 616
16 March 2006
'Marxists' for another Labour Party
The March 19 launch of the Socialist Party's Campaign for a New Workers' Party went according to plan, writes Peter Manson. The 450 comrades who signed up to its founding declaration overwhelmingly voted for the SP's plans for a Labour Party mark two.
Putting forward the agenda for the CNWP conference, the Socialist Party's Dave Nellist pledged from the chair that the organisers would "do our best to make sure minorities are heard". But also, he said, "in particular the voice of the ordinary workers will be heard today".
Life goes on; Damned shame; Thirsty work; Heros farewell; In the balance; SPGB is right; Dreary dogma; Wide of the Marx; Male out; Jack does art
The CNWP must aim for an SSP-type party, writes Dave Craig of the Revolutionary Democratic Group
On the eve of this weekend's anti-war demonstration, another row has blown up between the two wings of the Morning Star's Communist Party of Britain over its stance on the occupation of Iraq, writes Peter Manson
The fringe meeting organised by the CPGB that followed the Campaign for a New Workers' Party conference gave our comrades and others the opportunity to discuss its politics. Mary Godwin reports
Vladimir Putin's draconian anti-union legislation and attempts to stifle the opposition have made life for the left in Russia extremely difficult in one sense - but they have also helped it to rebuild. Boris Kagarlitsky of the Institute for Globalisation Studies spoke to Tina Becker about the emergence of a new Marxist left
The tasks of the anti-war movement are twofold, argues Mehdi Kia, co-editor of Iran Bulletin - Middle East Forum
Yassamine Mather reports from a march of Iranian women in exile
Carey Davies reports on Talk Sport's newest presenter
Capitalism inevitably means corruption, says Eddie Ford
Open letter to the anti-war movement from Workers Left Unity Iran