Tehran students defy arrest threats

A communist student from Tehran reports on the December 4 student demonstrations

Tuesday December 4 saw demonstrations to mark Student Day at the University of Tehran. During the lead-up left activists were condemned by the government, and students were warned not to attend.

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Letters

Almost good; Blind alley; Pointless; Wretched camp; Monster; For Althusser

Crisis can no longer be hidden

The crisis that split apart Respect is now enveloping the SWP itself. Peter Manson looks at the bitter debate within the organisation

A 'people's' tragedy

Lawrence Parker reviews Ben Harker's Class act: the cultural and political life of Ewan MacColl Pluto Press, 2007, £15.99, pp360

Which way for PCS left?

Dave Vincent, secretary of the Greater Manchester ministry of justice branch of the Public and Commercial Services union, gives his view on this weekend's conference of PCS Left Unity

For a non-sectarian anti-war movement

Mehdi Kia looks forward to Hopi's message gaining mass support

Posing left or defending principle

David Broder, a member of the Alliance for Workers' Liberty, has responded to an article by Tina Becker on the campaign for democracy in the National Union of Students. Ben Lewis continues the debate

Behind the class turmoil

Gillian Gibbons, jailed for letting her small charges call the class teddy bear 'Mohammed', was freed after being pardoned by Sudan's president. Jim Moody looks at the issues

Powerful because it coherently explains

Jack Conrad defends dialectical materialism against positivist critics

Specious unity

Phil Kent reports from the December 1 World Against War conference

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