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Big people and the small state

08 Jan 2004

Tory leader Michael Howard declares: "I believe the people should be big. That the state should be small." This is a sentiment that authentic Marxists would wholeheartedly concur with, writes Jack Conrad

Republicanism, the left and mass politics

18 Dec 2003

Chris Jones of the Revolutionary Democratic Group joins the debate

Break with yellow unions

11 Dec 2003

Houzan Mahmoud of the Worker-communist Party of Iraq reports on how one British left group continues to side with the Ba'athist oppressors who once ruled Iraq

Electoral deal ratified

11 Dec 2003

Peter Manson reports on the French left and the EU elections

Provocative and insulting

04 Dec 2003

There was nothing remotely progressive in the defeat of Jacobitism, argues Dave Douglass, in this response to Neil Davidson of the Scottish Socialist Party's Socialist Worker platform

Good Friday on the rocks

04 Dec 2003

Ian Donovan examines the rise and rise of Paisleyism and what it means for the Six Counties

Unite for a social Europe

27 Nov 2003

This appeal, the grandiosely named ‘Declaration of the assembly of actors and social movements’, was passed on November 16, the last day of the Paris European Social Forum.

Stealing from BNP

27 Nov 2003

The selection of Howard as leader - with the other camp too weakened even to field a token standard bearer - indicates the Tories have effectively accepted the BNP's logic. Worried about the so-called vacuum on the left? Watch out for the pressure cooker on the right.

Royal agony continues

27 Nov 2003

George W Bush’s time in Britain was a state visit. This meant he was the guest of the queen and stayed at Buckingham Palace. It was to be part of the post-Iraq victory celebrations and the beginning of his election campaign.

Confusion reigns over union bosses' pay

20 Nov 2003

At a meeting of 40 Public and Civil Service Union London Left Unity members on November 11, Socialist Workers Party comrades voted against their organisation’s position with regards to the pay of rank and file candidates when elected as full-time trade union officials.

European Social Forum: PCF attacked

20 Nov 2003

The PCF was attacked with bottles and fireworks by a gaggle of two to three hundred anarchists. David Moran witnessed events

PRC - origins, problems and prospects

12 Nov 2003

The combativity of the working class in Italy is in part connected to the leadership offered by Rifondazione Comunista, argues Toby Abse, a supporter of Resistance. This monthly publication groups together the International Socialist Group - affiliated to the so-called 'Fourth International' - and an eclectic range of independents who in general inhabit the right wing of the Socialist Alliance

Seize opportunity

12 Nov 2003

As the European Union tries to introduce its quasi-democratic constitution, expands to the east, adopts the single currency and looks to a unitary European defence force, our side is left to play catch-up, says Marcus Ström

United States of Europe - theirs and ours

12 Nov 2003

Jack Conrad explains the communist vision

Poor tactics, useless strategy

06 Nov 2003

Unison's dispute over London weighting continues to suffer from serious underlying weaknesses, says Alan Stevens