WW archiveIssue 958
18 April 2013
Capitalist decline: Thatcher in history
Jack Conrad explores the conditions which created Margaret Thatcher and takes issue with the great person version of history
One idea that the Tory establishment wants to project is that Margaret Thatcher was just an ordinary housewife - a grocer’s daughter from Grantham, Lincolnshire. That is true, but it does not tell half the story. She just happened to go to Oxford University, and then marry the millionaire oil executive and “honest to god rightwinger”, Denis Thatcher.
Self-appointed; Self-appointed; Self-appointed; Not fascist?; Castigated; Simple; Male smear; Wider right; Teesside action
Michael Copestake reports on Aprils members aggregate
Yassamine Mather critiques neoliberal feminism, which is now the dominant mode of thought
The lastest on our legal appeal from Peter Manson
How should the left deal with serious allegations made by one member against another? Mike Macnair looks at the limits of what is possible
Thatchers elaborate funeral has been used by the rightwing establishment to elevate her into national sainthood. Meanwhile unofficial Britain welcomes her death, says Eddie Ford
Jim Moody reviews, Dominga Sotomayor (director) 'Thursday till Sunday', general release
Lee Rock, a principled grassroots rep in the Public and Commercial Services union, was dismissed for unsatisfactory attendance in February. PCS believes he was sacked primarily because of his union role at the Sheffield contact centre. He spoke to Tina Becker about his campaign for reinstatement
Robbie Rix is glad to see the progress we are making towards our target. Keep pushing comrades!