WW archiveIssue 907
29 March 2012
West coast rebound
Oakland and Longview - Jim Creegan reports on two parallel struggles
When, in October and November, Occupy encampments were being swept away by police in city after city in the US as part of a strategy clearly coordinated from Washington and among the mayors of major cities, it seemed to many that the movement had lost its forward momentum, as it temporarily did in New York and other towns. But rumours of the death of Occupy could turn out to be greatly exaggerated. On the west coast, in particular, its vital signs are particularly strong. There, it drew strength from an outstandingly combative contingent of the American labour movement, which in turn escaped total defeat partly as a result of Occupy support.
Economism; Qualitative?; Absolution; Hard knocks; Not well oiled; Compulsory
Will you help Robbie Rix hit his targets? You can easily set up a sub for as much or as little as you like!
Sarah McDonald and other comrades will be running the Vienna marathon to raise money for Iranian Workers, here she explains why you should show support
Communists must be patient, writes Paul Demarty, avoiding the twins of opportunism and adventurism
The 'cash for access' row has once again exposed the contradictions inherent in capitalism, writes Peter Manson
Pham Binh challenges those who insist on maintaining their fictional image of Lenin and the Bolsheviks - despite the overwhelming evidence
Rossana Rossanda (translated by Romy Clark Giuliani) The comrade from Milan Verso 2010, pp384,
George Osborne's budget shows that we are not 'all in it together', writes Eddie Ford
What has David Cameron been drinking? Michael Copestake takes a look