Welcome to the old new enemy within

New Labour is officially dead and Labourite class collaborationism has a new name, argues Eddie Ford

So, ‘Red’ Ed - as he is ludicrously called - won the battle of the Milibands, but only by a 1.3% sliver of victory. After four rounds of voting under Labour’s electoral college - which is divided into three equally weighted sections comprising the MP/MEPs, ordinary constituency Labour Party (CLP) members and those belonging to affiliated organisations like the trade unions - Ed Miliband won with 175,519 votes, whilst brother David Miliband received 147,220 votes. Fairly predictably, the other candidates - Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and Diane Abbott - were hardly in the running. A victory by anybody other than a Miliband was near unthinkable.

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Letters

"˜Dead Kurds'; Careful; Coward; Inevitable; Growth; Reactionary; Chauvinists; Slander; Cuba

Revolutionary jazz and the cultural shifts of the 1970s

Maciej Zurowski reviews Soul Jazz Records 'Freedom, rhythm and sound - revolutionary jazz and the civil rights movement' 2 CDs, £11.99

Laying the foundations

Left sectarianism had to be overcome to win communist unity in 1920

On the anti-war side

Peter Manson argues for comrades' consistency

Marxism as a guide to action

As the new term started, Manchester CS found that the mood has changed on campus, writes Chris Strafford

The band played on

Lib Dems are underwriting a government of crisis, writes James Turley

Tea Party: rumblings on the frenzied right

Jim Creegan reports from the United States on the polarisation of politics and an increasingly frenzied middle class

CNWP: dead men's shoes

Phil Kent examines the continuing project to replace the Labour Party

Campaign to end BBC bias on Palestine

The BBC's shameful coverage of the attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla is a betrayal of its charter

Global scope

Robbie Rix has every confidence we shall make up this month's shortfall

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