WW archiveIssue 785
17 September 2009
The Bolshevik decision to make revolution was based on four key predictions, or wagers, says Lars T Lih: international revolution, soviet democracy, peasant followership and progress towards socialism. This is an edited version of the third speech he gave to the CPGBs Communist University
Eddie Ford sees an advance in Downing Streets belated apology
Some people cannot distinguish a revolutionary alliance from class collaboration. Peter Manson looks at the South African Communist Partys contradictions
The Scottish National Party has called for a referendum on independence, writes Sarah McDonald. How should the left respond?
The Trade Union Congress saw a bit of prime ministerial honesty, a lot of hot air, but nothing in the way of concrete measures to protect workers from the effects of the ongoing economic crisis. Phil Ritchie reports
Even by the standards of paedo panic hysteria, writes James Turley, plans to vet 11 million adults who come into regular contact with children are absurd