Hot autumn in New York

Jim Creegan reports on the occupiers who aim to take on Wall Street and examines the implications for left politics

Some things are predictably unpredictable. Marxists were right to assert, in the face of end-of-history gloating, that the class struggle will not disappear as long as capitalism exists. We are also better equipped than most to discern the gradual build-up of tensions between classes that are bound at some point to break out into the open, no matter how placid things may appear on the surface. When, where and by whom the spark will be lit, however, is virtually impossible to know in advance.

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Letters

Dual duel; Knockers; Do the maths; Fingered; Never away

ANC bureaucrats target youth league demagogue

The South African Communist Party has no answer to Julius Malema's black nationalism, writes Peter Manson

More than one

Robbie Rix is starting to worry this month may be close

A global act of refusal

The Occupy movement has energised politics, writes James Turley. But we must face up to the limits of spontaneity

Their fight is our fight

Our history: the CPGB begins to organise the unemployed.

Black Bloc allowed to wreck protest

The spontaneism of the 'horizontalists' was completely exposed in Rome, writes Toby Abse

Leaving your front door unlocked

Claire Fisher reviews Lionel Shriver, We need to talk about Kevin (Serpent's Tail, 2005, pp496,

Lessons from 'history'

Laurence Parker reviews Robert Griffiths and Ben Stevenson, The Communist Party 1920-2010: 90 years of struggle for the working class and humanity (CPB History Group, 2010, pp44,

Strange political symbiosis

The US and the Iranian regime need each other, argues Yassamine Mather

Big bazooka or water pistol?

As the European leaders gather in Brussels on October 23, it could be last chance saloon for the euro zone, writes Eddie Ford

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