Demands to win youth

Discussing an essential component of our programme, CPGB comrades recently teased out some of the questions around the approach to youth. Jim Moody reports

As part of the ongoing reappraisal of the Draft programme of the CPGB, the January 20 London Communist Forum discussed the section under ‘Immediate demands’ dealing with youth. The current wording can be found at www.cpgb.org.uk/documents/cpgb/prog_demands.html#3_11.

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Letters

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Getting the BNP into perspective

Benjamin Klein responds to critics on no-platforming and argues that the left must learn to think if it is ever going to establish a movement that can really challenge our main enemy

Union policy through the ballot box

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Russia: Revival of class politics

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In defence of Popper

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Reject compulsory education to 18

Jim Moody argues for full adult rights at 16, including the right to leave full-time education

Human lessons

Tami Peterson reviews Zarah Ghahramani's 'My life as a traitor', Bloomsbury Publishing, pp256, £12.99. To be published on February 4

John Rees must be crazy if he thinks Londoners will elect Lindsey German to the GLA

The Socialist Workers Party leadership may have marginalised its internal opposition for the moment. But its strategy has been thoroughly exposed as an unmitigated disaster. Peter Manson reports on the SWP conference and the latest developments in Respect

Fighting fund

New target

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