WW archiveIssue 652
07 December 2006
SWP accommodates to Scottish nationalism
The Scottish Socialist Party and Solidarity are striving to become junior partners of the Scottish National Party, writes Jim Moody
Anticipating the May 3 2007 elections to the Holyrood parliament, Scottish nationalists of every stripe are claiming that they will be the 'independence elections'. Their spirits have been lifted by the strong showing of the Scottish National Party in recent opinion polls, which show a slight lead over the Labour Party in Scotland. The SNP is committed to staging a referendum on independence toward the end of its term if it forms the next Scottish government.
Open book; Anarchist candle; Dreams; Sickening; Political remark; Elitist CPGB; Modest hopes; Support act; SSP smears; Mortal danger; Whats in a name?; Specific point; Simple question; Self-deceptions; Not transitional; Soviets; De St Croix; You decide
As Jack Conrad shows, the Marx-Engels theory of permanent revolution does not preclude the workers' party participating in government
After Chávez's victory in the presidential election, Venezuela is at the crossroads, writes Nick Rogers. The working class must assert its political independence
The pope's visit has laid bare the deep divisions in Turkish society. Esen Uslu of the Communist Party of Turkey reports
Dave Isaacson reports from the so-called 'conference' of Student Respect, which attracted no more than 80 people - a reflection of the state of the organisation nationally
Mary Godwin reports on the December 2-3 CPGB school on 'War and Revolution'
Within the symptoms of decline, Hillel Ticktin argues, there are anticipations of the future