WW archiveIssue 687
06 September 2007
The turn of the screws
Jim Moody comments on last week's strike of the Prison Officers' Association and asks: Are prison officers state agents or workers in uniform?
Last week members of the Prison Officers' Association struck for a day in support of their pay demand. Although labelled a 'wildcat' action because it was an unlawful strike under the anti-union laws, neither the prison officers nor their union have faced legal action or sequestration.
Numbers game; Police harassment; Taken apart; Necessary splits; Irrelevance; Shit stirring?; Hysterical
Support for the Hands Off the People of Iran campaign continues to grow, writes Steve Cooke
David Isaacson of Communist Students shows that the SWP stands opposed to debate and the free exchange of ideas
Eddie Ford comments on the murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in Liverpool
What does the election of Abdullah Gul as president mean for Turkey? Esen Uslu analyses the new situation
Peter Manson looks at the civil war being fought out in the run-up to the November 17-18 conference
Latief Parker, former militant of the Unity Movement (South Africa) and a member of the Campaign for a Marxist Party, looks at the reality behind the new Nelson Mandela statue
Is the Israeli tail wagging the US dog? In this edited version of a talk given to the London branch of the Campaign for a Marxist Party in August, Moshé Machover looks at the history of western intervention in the Middle East
What is the relationship between unorganised mass movements and the revolutionary party? Mike Macnair continues his series on 'permanent revolution'