Localist separatism can only produce crazy confusion

Mike Macnair reports on the latest attempt to create a national grouping to the left of Labour

On Saturday July 24 I attended as CGPB delegate a meeting in Rugby organised by Pete McLaren of the micro-Socialist Alliance and Nick Long of Lewisham People Before Profit. The aim of the meeting was to set up a ‘national network of progressive, community and socialist political parties’. For reasons of travel time, the meeting was limited to three hours, between 1 and 4pm.

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Letters

Nazi EDL; Double-think; Big Co-op; Against freedom; Here's an idea; White rights; Religious rights

Peasant socialism and the persistence of polytheism

Jack Conrad continues his survey of Ancient Israel in Supplement II

A tireless internationalist

Chris Strafford looks at the role of Albert Inkpin in the formation of the Communist Party of Great Britain

BP, Libya and the national interest

Peter Manson looks at the furore over the release of the 'Lockerbie bomber'

Liquid research

David Douglass reviews Mike Pentelow and Peter Arkell's 'A pub crawl through history: the ultimate boozers' Who's who' Janus, 2010, pp368, £16.99

Rehabilitation failure shows failure of whole prison system

Jon Venables has been sent back inside for two years. He was never given a serious chance of a normal life on the outside, reports Eddie Ford

Ian Tomlinson's death caused by police kettling

Outrage over non-prosecution of PC Harwood puts establishment on the defensive, notes Jim Gilbert

Coalition threatens Lib Dems with oblivion

The 'Brokeback' speech by David Davis casts light on the possible demise of the Liberal Democrats in the 2015 general election, argues James Turley

Why don't you call yourselves something different?

Maciej Zurowski reports on some interesting exchanges at the 1234 music festival

Learning Russian

Continuing our series marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Great Britain, Mark Fischer looks at how the second Russian Revolution was assessed by 'The Call'

Halfway mark

Howard Roak calls for a really good week for the SO campaign

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