Corruption and irrationality

Jim Moody comments on the trial of Conrad Black, which highlights the enigma of 'capital without capitalists'

On July 13, after a 16-week trial, a jury in Chicago's federal court found former Hollinger International CEO and chairman Conrad Black guilty on four out of 13 charges: three of fraud and one of obstruction of justice. His three co-accused - Jack Boultbee, Peter Atkinson and Mark Kipnis - were each found guilty on three counts of fraud. Unless Black's proposed appeal is successful, he faces a 15 to 20-year jail sentence and a fine of up to $1 million.

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Letters

Acceptable; Rabbit hutches; Marxist fetishes; Same old faces; CMP optimism; Wrestling; Party unity; Elitist art; Techno-verbiage; Verbal punches

Worldwide support

The last week has seen many more activists from around the world signing up in support of Hands Off the People of Iran, reports Steve Cooke

Advance indigenous rights

The growing crisis of federalism demands a republican narrative from the left, writes Marcus Strom

CPGB unity over Campaign for a Marxist Party

Mary Godwin reports from the latest members' aggregate of the CPGB

Majority rights and minority duties

It is irresponsible to threaten to walk out simply because one finds oneself in a minority, says Eddie Ford

The myth of 'One Wales'

Cameron Richards looks at 'the most progressive government programme in Britain for 30 years'

Reinforcing misery

Carey Davies reports on the Conservative 'remedies' for a 'broken society'

Release Ossanlou

Andeesheh Nicko and Roja Bamdad of Iranian Workers Bulletin call for solidarity action to free the kidnapped union leader

Anti-Kurd jingoism

As the election campaign in Turkey draws to a close, Esen Uslu traces back the reasons for the ruling class obsession with 'national integrity'

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