Use stalemate to rebuild

Homayoun Azad sees a parallel with Iran in the Egyptian presidential election

The critical illness of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak adds an ironic twist to the political crisis unfolding in the aftermath of the presidential elections. While the deposed dictator (apparently) ebbs away, the army he was once a commander of seeks to impose Mubarak-style repression and is vigorously reasserting itself in the face of the Islamist-dominated parliament that emerged in January.

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Letters

Phantoms; What decline?; Sex Tory; Power of women; Student sparks

Taking up extreme opposition

The victory of the troika's patsies in the Greek elections should be met with determined class resistance - across Europe, argues Paul Demarty

Arab spring in retreat

All the evidence points to the ascendancy of counterrevolutionary forces in Syria, writes Peter Manson

High noon for the euro

The G20 summit has seen desperate, last-minute moves to prevent debt catastrophe engulfing Spain and Italy, writes Eddie Ford. But is it just more rhetoric?

Manifesto for disobedient writers

Simon Turley reviews: Lisa Goldman, 'The no rules handbook for writers', Oberon Books, 2012, pp256,

A bus drivers crisis

On the eve of the June 22 London bus drivers strike Gerry Downing reports on the plight of one not so untypical worker

Grigory Zinoviev at his best

John Riddell reviews: Ben Lewis and Lars T Lih (eds), 'Zinoviev and Martov: head to head in Halle', November Publications, 2011, pp229,

Police commissioners or citizen militias

Jim Moody of Labour Party Marxists contrasts state policing with extreme democracy

A blunder of historic proportions

Voting for the Muslim Brotherhood was a vote for a party of counterrevolution, not the revolution. Jack Conrad examines MB's origins, ideas and evolution

Desperate need

Our fighting fund target is the minimum we need, says Robbie Rix.

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