WW archiveIssue 838
21 October 2010
Osborne the butcher
Cuts campaigns should move towards unity, says James Turley
George Osborne’s much hyped spending review turned out to be every bit as draconian as we all expected. Under the absurd pretext of the vital necessity to tackle the budget deficit as a matter of the utmost urgency, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition is seizing the opportunity to launch a full-scale assault on workers’ jobs and conditions, on public services and on benefits in order to claw back the working class gains of the last half-century, weaken trade union organisation and significantly shift the balance of power in favour of capital.
Tea Party; Realisten; Launch; Deportation; Bring it on; Exchanges; Biased prize; Timeless dogma; Religious right
Following a five-hour discussion on the CPGB's strategic orientation to the Labour Party, the October 16-17 membership aggregate endorsed the Provisional Central Committee's tactic of critical support for Diane Abbott in Labour's leadership election by a two to one majority. Alex John reports on the debate
Robbie Rix says we need to make up ground
The Provisional Central Committee has presented the following draft for discussion
The sectarian opponents of the formation of the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1920 state their case
Amanda MacLean reviews Nigel Cole's (director) 'Made in Dagenham', 2010 (on general release)
The media circus surrounding the rescued Chilean miners obscures the reality of naked capitalist exploitation, writes Eddie Ford
Peter Manson reports on the second day of the October 16-17 CPGB aggregate
Historian Lars T Lih dissects one of Lenin's most famous but most misunderstood pamphlets, 'What is to be done?'