WW archiveIssue 890
17 November 2011
Has capitalism reached the end of the line?
Mike Macnair spoke to the November 12 CPGB aggregate on the Marxist understanding of the crisis. This is an edited version of his speech
The ‘euro zone crisis’ - in reality merely an effect of the 2008 financial crash - has now brought down two more governments, in Greece and Italy: politicians replaced by direct government by bankers. The global financial structure teeters on the edge of the abyss. One result is deep pressure on the structure of the European Union. Towards full federalism? Towards a pure free-trade zone? Or towards a ‘two-tier Europe’?
Miner insult; Republican?; Expediency; Sexgate; Stalin erred; Fees and cuts
Communists in the CPGB will be prioritising the study of the fundamentals of Marxism, focussing initially on Marx's political economy, to combat the Keynesian quackery prevalent on the left, reports Alex John
Communists counter the apathy that was devastating the ILP
The second Van earthquake has once again exposed the Turkish state's twisted priorities, writes Esen Uslu
As the entire establishment falls in behind the new cabinet of bureaucrats, writes Toby Abse, Italian workers must prepare for the attacks that lie ahead
Jim Moody reviews Andrea Arnold's (director) 'Wuthering Heights' 2011, general release
Robbie Rix thinks it wholly undesirable that the paper should depend on an exploitative elite
Ben Lewis reports on some interesting exchanges at the 'Historical Materialism' weekend
Francis Maude's idiotic '15-minute strike' suggestion reveals a disquiet at the heart of the government, argues James Turley
Michael Copestake has been talking to the occupiers at Sheffield Cathedral