WW archiveIssue 923
19 July 2012
No guide to revolution
Mike Macnair reviews: Iain McKay (ed) Property is theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon anthology AK Press, 2011, pp822, £25
The end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st has seen something of a revival of anarchism and anarchist-influenced forms of leftism. There has, of course, also been a revival of anarchism of the right - ‘anarcho-capitalism’ and its weaker variant, small-state libertarianism. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon is one of the ‘founding fathers’ of left anarchism, though his political ideas were somewhat closer to the ‘small is beautiful’ (Schumacher) approach of modern left greens than to the direct-actionism of Mikhail Bakunin, which has been more influential on modern anarchism.
Sex support; ISO conference; Sectarianism; Its a gas; Decline; Perfect; Exciting time; Hamas style; Miner errors; Not my words
Eddie Ford argues that the balance between left and right in the Labour Party is complex and symbolised by Ed Miliband courting both the traditional working class base and the overtly pro-capitalist right
The Morning Stars CPB is concerned and worried about the Communist Party of Chinas embrace of capitalist relations. Lawrence Parker reports
The true intentions of the Turkish government in relation to the Kurdish problem have been well and truly revealed, writes Esen Uslu
Yassamine Mather interrogates the excuses used by leftwing supporters of the Iran Tribunal
On July 9, the CPGB hosted a fringe meeting at Marxism 2012, which served as a pre-launch of the recently published collection of essays by Moshé Machover.
Maciej Zurowski reviews a play about the 2011 summer riots: Archie W Maddocks, 'Mottled lines' (director: Henry Bell)
The John Terry racism trial has made for a sorrier spectacle than the average England match, writes Harley Filben
The latest update on the CPGB's Summer Offensive from Mark Fischer