WW archiveIssue 942
13 December 2012
SWP conference: Crazy contortions of SWP central committee
Following criticisms of the SWPs culture and practice in the first two Internal Bulletins, the leadership has mobilised to rubbish opponents. Peter Manson reports
The third and final Socialist Workers Party Pre-conference Bulletin has seen a concerted counterattack led by the central committee against comrades calling for greater democracy, openness and honesty within the organisation.
Holy grail; Too much; Old hat antis; SWP fork; Logic-chopping; Conspire!; Equality
James May: November 5 1969 - December 3 2012.
The success or failure of the onslaught on Gaza can only be judged against the operations aims, writes Israeli socialist Moshé Machover. This is an edited version of a talk given to the December 8 CPGB aggregate
Michael Copestake gives a brief update from the recent CPGB aggregate
David Broder reviews: Donny Gluckstein, 'A peoples history of the Second World War: resistance versus empire', Pluto Press, 2012, pp288, £17.50
Mike Belbin reviews the art exhibition 'Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union: new art from Russia' at Saatchi Gallery, Duke of Yorks HQ, Kings Road, London SW3 ; admission free, ends May 5 2013
Last month the Weekly Worker published a statement from the Australian group, Socialist Alternative, calling for a new kind of left unity (Solidarity in a revolutionary party, November 8).
The Starbucks tax fiasco tells us much more about Britain than greedy corporations, reckons Paul Demarty
Robbie Rix is concerned that in this festive period, comrades may forget how much we need their support