WW archiveIssue 970
11 July 2013
SWP leadership: Laughable history produces laughable results
Jack Conrad argues that the pre-1917 Bolshevik model of organisation should be properly studied and properly understood
Due to the unresolved crisis in the Socialist Workers Party, democratic centralism has become the subject of much polemic and counter-polemic. And not only among the ‘usual suspects’. Every domesticated leftist, every has-been, every renegade, every poseur seems to have put their oar in. Eg, Laurie Penny, Andy Newman, Mark Perryman, Owen Jones, Brendon O’Neil, Nick Cohen, Ian Bone and John Palmer, to name just a few.
Underconsumed; Causes of crisis; I started it; Lunatic asylum; United party; Principled
Mark Fischer with the latest Summer Offensive update
Celebrations at the fall of Mursi are understandable, writes Yassamine Mather, but no-one should have illusions in the role of the army
The SWPs flip-flop on the Muslim Brotherhood reflects a profound crisis of perspectives, argues Ben Lewis
Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group investigates the SWPs impoverished debate on the Marxist theory of womens oppression
The leadership got its disciplinary vote, writes Paul Demarty. But then it pathetically backed down
Stan Keable of Labour Party Marxists reports on Socialist Appeals third Marxist summer school
People like Edward Snowden may normally function as software in a hard drive, writes Jim Creegan, but for the state they have one drawback: they can think
Falkirk shows the pro-capitalist dynamics at work in the Labour Party, writes Eddie Ford. But should the unions be urged to disaffiliate?
Reject calls to no-platform SWP over handling of allegations of sexual misconduct, says Peter Manson