Like looking for a needle in a haystack

Peter Manson calls for critical support for Ken Livingstone, for Labour anti-cuts candidates and for all those standing on a left, working class platform

The left - both inside and outside Labour - was given a boost by the victory of George Galloway in the Bradford West parliamentary by-election on March 29. We in the CPGB certainly hope that this will feed into a general resurgence in class-consciousness, reflected in the election of militant working class activists.

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Letters

Reinvention; On other foot; Never again; Incapable; Nice cup of tea; Off the cliff; Deluded; Three cheers; World to win

Crisis and creeping despair

From the killing spree by a lucid yet paranoid Anders Breivik to the increase in private and public suicides in austerity Europe Paul Demarty asks, what is capitalism doing to our minds?

ULA: opportunity to lead

The United Left Alliance conference this weekend comes at an important juncture in Irish politics. Anne Mc Shane takes a look.

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How not to fight Tory smears

The tax row between Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson reveals the limits of Labour's individual moralism, argues Eddie Ford

Another split, another sect

The left must organise on the basis of genuine democratic centralism, argues Ben Lewis

Ideas to empower the anti-war movement

Michael Copestake reports on HOPI's successful weekend school

Antifa, nationalism and democracy

Maciej Zurowski interviews Freerk Huisken - until his recent retirement a lecturer at the University of Bremen - about his new book

Disappointing result for left

The far-left in France underwhelms as the hard-right advances and the mainstream parties sit about equal after the first round of voting in the general election. Jean-Michel Edwin takes the scene apart.

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