WW archiveIssue 859
31 March 2011
Taking on redder hues?
Eddie Ford argues that Ed Miliband is shuffling to the left as the resistance to the Tory-Lib Dem cuts takes mass form
Labour is now just another bourgeois party like the Conservatives or the Liberal Democrats - or so some on the left have insisted, like the Socialist Party in England and Wales, and Workers Power. So when Tony Blair ditched clause four, or whenever the cut-off date is supposed to have been - take your pick - the Labour Party suddenly ceased being a bourgeois workers’ party, the party of the trade union and labour bureaucracy under a pro-imperialist leadership, and therefore could no longer be a vital arena in which to fight for the politics of Marxism. Time to set up shop elsewhere.
Class act; Pick and mix; China; Genuine; Conspiracy; Marxist tripe; Incompatible; Reject Labour
Robbie Rix is sure some reading the paper for the first time will want more
The Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt are a group that adheres to the same tradition as our Socialist Workers Party. Peter Manson asked Mohammad Hamama, a prominent RS member, about the prospects for the working class movement in Egypt and beyond
James Turley reports on a good day in the fight to build resistance to the coalition's austerity
Moshé Machover addressed last weekend's CPGB aggregate on the defeat of the Libyan revolution, Al-Jazeera, and the goal of Arab unity
Alex John reports on the March 27 aggregate of CPGB members and supporters in London
Gerry Downing of 'Socialist Fight' believes the anti-Gaddafi rebellion is totally reactionary
The imperialist assault on Libya has rallied many on the liberal and socialist left in its defence. James Turley argues that this makes an anti-imperialist perspective even more urgently necessary
The amended perspectives document, as agreed by the March 2011 CPGB aggregate