WW archiveIssue 914
17 May 2012
Masses refuse to be ruled in old way
As support for left anti-austerity parties grows in Greece, writes Eddie Ford, the temptation of office must be avoided
Before our very eyes, we are seeing the collapse of the institutionally corrupt Tweedledum-Tweedledee two-party system that has operated in Greece since the fall of the military junta in 1974. This ‘post-fascist’ regime was perfectly symbolised by the 50-seat ‘bonus’ awarded to the winning party in the parliamentary elections - designed, of course, to keep the revolving door of New Democracy and Pasok spinning round forever.
Power up; Not our baby; Joy of sects; Pecking off; No slander; Impossiblism; Unambiguous; Willie exposed; Chicago school
The left must unite in order to change the relationship of forces both within and outside the Labour Party, argues Mike Macnair
It is the social decay caused by capitalism, not race, that leads to acts of horror, says Paul Demarty.
What are stikes alone and where is the politics we need? Laurie Smith takes a look at the recent stikes and the response of the Left.
Chris Corrigan sets the record straight about Des Warren
Did Lenin seek to exclude Mensheviks from Russia's revolutionary organisation in order to forge a 'party of a new type'? Lars T Lih looks at the reality
Readers who appreciate the Weekly Worker can show it with a standing order and do their bit fighting for marxist ideas, says Robbie Rix.
The Anti-Capitalist Initiative represents a further liquidationist retreat, writes Peter Manson