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.

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Letters

Economism; Qualitative?; Absolution; Hard knocks; Not well oiled; Compulsory

Urgent action

Will you help Robbie Rix hit his targets? You can easily set up a sub for as much or as little as you like!

Sport solidarity, not Sport relief

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

The long view

Communists must be patient, writes Paul Demarty, avoiding the twins of opportunism and adventurism

Thin dividing line

The 'cash for access' row has once again exposed the contradictions inherent in capitalism, writes Peter Manson

Wanting to get Lenin wrong

Pham Binh challenges those who insist on maintaining their fictional image of Lenin and the Bolsheviks - despite the overwhelming evidence

Memoirs of a loyal oppositionist

Rossana Rossanda (translated by Romy Clark Giuliani) The comrade from Milan Verso 2010, pp384,

Revenge of trickledown economics

George Osborne's budget shows that we are not 'all in it together', writes Eddie Ford

Moralistic gesture politics

What has David Cameron been drinking? Michael Copestake takes a look

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