WW archiveIssue 944
10 January 2013
SWP conference: Comrades in the SWP, rebel!
The central committee was delivered a body blow at this weekends conference - but for dissidents the fight must go on, argues Paul Demarty
A lot can happen in a few short weeks. The last issue of this paper reported the expulsions of four Socialist Workers Party members, on charges straight out of the imagination of Franz Kafka.1 Between then and the January 4-6 conference, it is fair to say that the SWP has had a busy holiday season. Two substantial factions declared themselves, and the central committee found itself split at the 11th hour.
SWP crisis; Slate system; Party line; So many groups; Quote, unquote; Anti-Germans?; Agitation; Divide and rule; Chastened
The history of the official CPGB was much more complex than tankies versus Euros. This is the book-launch speech given by Lawrence Parker in December
Tom Walker, (now former) Socialist Worker journalist, argues that the time has come to leave the SWP
What future for Israel? asks Moshé Machover
Chris Gray reviews: Moshé Machover, 'Israelis and Palestinians: conflict and resolution', Haymarket Books, 2012, pp327, £17.99
The Soviet Union did indeed feature a form a form of planning, argues Jim Creegan in his reply to Paul Flewers
David Douglass comments on the decline and fall of Arthur Scargill's reputation
The Soviet Union question, by Jack Conrad (pdf available here)
Robbie Rix is pleased to see comrades starting the first fighting fund of the year with a bang