WW archiveIssue 669
19 April 2007
Right to bear arms, not commit murder
The "right of the people to keep and bear arms" is an essentially progressive concept, as far as communists are concerned, says Eddie Ford
Communists share the sense of horror at the killing of 33 people at Virginia Tech College - the largest ever school massacre in United States history. Such a grisly event instantly evokes memories of the Columbine High School murders of 1999, which saw two young men walk into the school, kill 12 fellow students and a teacher, and wound 24 others, before turning the guns on themselves.
Safe and clean; Biddulph bias; String em up; Rocket science; Innocents blood; Veil of oppression; Christians; By example?; Numbers game; Vile trade; Consistent; Fence-sitters; No subs; Dont believe it; Chuck out Chuck; Falklands U-turn
The Hands Off the People of Iran campaign staged an effective intervention at this week's Scottish Trades Union Congress in Glasgow. Marcila Gharib reports
US communist Jim Creegan revisits the controversy over a film that has at last reached New York
Will Lindsey German split anti-Tory vote for London mayor? Simon Wells reports on the Respect meeting to select candidates for the Greater London Assembly elections
The US and its UK junior partner have proved unable to rebuild Iraq into a 'normal' society. But what happens now that the US-UK is staring defeat in the face? Will it mean peace? A massive airborne strike against Iran is becoming more and more likely, warns Jim Moody
Dave Craig of the Revolutionary Democratic Group elaborates his theory of 'democratic permanent revolution'
Mike Macnair replies to Phil Sharpe on the question of programme
Sajid Mehmood is the Respect candidate for Park ward in the metropolitan district council of Calderdale. Peter Manson spoke to him about his strange route into Respect - via Labour, the Tories and Labour again
The April 14 aggregate of CPGB members discussed the threat of an imminent attack on Iran and the need to step up the profile of the Hands Off the People of Iran campaign. Mary Godwin reports