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Rattled Tories crown Howard

06 Nov 2003

Michael Malkin says the Tory leadership contest tells us much about the state of the Conservative Party

An utter mess

06 Nov 2003

In June a rotten settlement gave management carte blanche to impose 'modernisation' on firefighters' working conditions. Now the promised seven percent rise is to be phased in. Fire Brigades Union London regional officer Matt Wrack spoke to Peter Manson about the background to the latest wave of unofficial action

Temporary climbdown

06 Nov 2003

John Keys reports on the latest of the postal dispute

Wildcat post strikes spread

30 Oct 2003

John Keys reports about the unofficial strikes by postal workers that have broken out all over London and nearby areas

Unity is democratic demand too

30 Oct 2003

The Scottish Socialist Party's national council met in Stirling on Sunday October 26 with around 150 delegates and observers in attendance. Sarah McDonald reports

Party notes: Royal scandals and platonic republicanism

30 Oct 2003

Paul Burrell's book 'A royal duty' has unleashed yet another crisis for the beleaguered British Royal family. Jack Conrad comments

London weighting dead end

23 Oct 2003

Alan Stevens reports about Unison's long-running, stop and go London weighting dispute

Socialism 2003: Tensions rise to surface

23 Oct 2003

Over the weekend of October 18-19 at Glasgow Caledonian University the Scottish Socialist Party held its fourth annual school. Sarah McDonald was there

Scottish Socialist Party: Dilemmas of separatism

23 Oct 2003

The debate on Scottish independence at Socialism 2003 brought into sharp focus a number of issues that will be crucial for the progress of the Scottish Socialist Party over the next period. Nick Rogers reports

Bourgeois revolutions and breaking national myths

16 Oct 2003

Neil Davidson, a member of the Socialist Worker platform in the SSP, systematically takes apart what commonly passes for Scottish history. This is an edited version of the opening he gave to this year's Communist University

Labour socialists and SSP

16 Oct 2003

Can Labour be reclaimed? Are avenues of dissent concreted over? Vince Mills secretary of the Campaign for Socialism - a group within the Scottish Labour Party - speaks to Mark Fischer

Rewinning our day

01 May 2003

It is time we reclaim May Day from the Stalinists, says Eddie Ford

Stalin's system of terror

06 Mar 2003

The 50th anniversary of Joseph Stalin's death on March 5 1953 has been used as an occasion to revisit the massive terror he personally ordered and presided over from the late 1920s onwards. Jack Conrad investigates the legacy of 'the man of steel'

The left and the Muslim Association

06 Feb 2003

Jack Conrad discusses Marxist strategy and tactics

What is political islam?

28 Nov 2002

Should communists and revolutionary socialists cooperate with groups like the Muslim Association of Britain? Two CPGB comrades come to opposite conclusions