WW archiveIssue 969
04 July 2013
South Africa: Governmental communists turn to witch-hunting
Outsiders are used to explain away the class struggle, writes Peter Manson
Jacob Zuma presided over a carefully stage-managed ‘united South African welcome’ for Barack Obama last week. However, besides the bilateral talks, set piece speeches, photo opportunities and solemn updates on the health of an ailing Nelson Mandela, the media also carried reports of anti-US protests, usually of a few hundred people shouting anti-imperialist slogans.
Secularism; Psychiatric; Class heritage; Marxist box; Vanguarding
Stan Keable reports from a recent LRC National Committee meeting
There are rumours flying around about goings-on at the top of the Labour Representation Committee, the left-Labour umbrella group. Harley Filben peers into an atmosphere of secrecy...
Continued economic decline sealed the fate of the Muslim Brotherhood, writes Yassamine Mather. But martial law also represents a defeat for the working class and democracy
The money-laundering scandal has confirmed that Vatican corruption cannot be put down to isolated individuals, writes Toby Abse
Backed to the hilt by the west, tiny Qatar is a monarchical dictatorship. Yet, observes Eddie Ford, it is also an enthusiastic supporter of the Syrian revolution so lauded by the SWP
The market has failed and cannot but fail. Yet there are small intimations of fundamental change, argues Critique editor Hillel Ticktin
Events like CU and the regular (miraculous) publication of the Weekly Worker deserves the support of every reader, says Mark Fischer
The Committee for a Workers International should not insist on micro-managing debates, argues Paul Demarty