WW archiveIssue 976
05 September 2013
Syria: War bid hits buffers
The UK will not be taking part in any punishment strikes on Syria for now, but the threat of imperialist intervention remains, writes Paul Demarty
A week, as they say, is a long time in politics. Some weeks, however, are longer than others, and the hasty attempt of David Cameron to commit the UK to joining the US-led strikes on Syria hit the buffers almost as soon as it got into gear.
Blame game; Madness; On this planet; Precisely; Class issue; Not too broad; Exclusive; Hands on Syria?
The left is in danger of becoming a cheerleader for overtly reactionary forces, observes Harley Filben. Syria is being divided along sectarian, not class-struggle, lines
Tony Greenstein gives his view on the cooling prospects of the Arab Springs
The very size of the global economy produces a tendency to crisis, argues Moshé Machover1
Was the Second International based on parties of the whole class? Mike Macnair looks at the real history of working class organisation
Paul Flewers reviews: David Caute, "Isaac and Isaiah: the covert punishment of a cold war heretic", Yale University Press, 2013, pp335, £19.99
Imperialist military intervention is always designed to advance imperialist interests. Yassamine Mather responds to the excuses of Gilbert Achcar
Eddie Ford examines the impact on British politics of the Syrian crisis
Robbie Rix is back to remind you to stop sipping your coffee and give money!