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Sects and 'new left' disillusionment

15 Apr 2010

Mike Macnair reviews P Blackledge, N Davidson (eds) 'Alasdair MacIntyre's engagement with Marxism: selected writings 1953-1974' Brill (Historical materialism series), 2008, pp443, £89

A real united front could organise unemployed

28 Jan 2010

Mike Macnair takes a looks ahead to the SWP's 'Right to Work' conference

One-dimensional Marxism and proposition one

15 Dec 2005

Why does the CPGB accuse the Socialist Workers Party of economism? Jack Conrad explains with a look at the 'where we stand column' in Socialist Worker and the comrades' attitude to nature, ecology and global warming

Economism and the necessity of programme

05 Aug 2004

Jack Conrad argues that the left is crippled by its flattery of economic struggles - and the constant downplaying of the primacy of the political

Bureaucratic fist tightens

05 Feb 2004

Tina Becker reports that the ESF is in great danger of being totally taken over by Ken Livingstone - with the full support of his little helpers in the Socialist Workers Party

Neither fish nor fowl

29 Jan 2004

The unity coalition does not know whether it wants to be a movement or a party, argues Steve Freeman of the Revolutionary Democratic Group

John Rees airbrushes out history

29 Jan 2004

Rees' speech, while full of Panglossian optimism about the big time for the left (read, for the SWP), was actually an epitaph for the SA. Marcus Ström was there

Socialism: the final shibboleth

29 Jan 2004

Manny Neira attended Sunday's Respect launch. He reflects on soul music, and soul selling

No respect for equality

29 Jan 2004

Jack Conrad on the refusal of Respect to have its MP's on a workers wage thanks to the SWP

Socialism, reform and revolution

22 Jan 2004

Chris Jones of the Revolutionary Democratic Group looks at the role of class struggle in shaping the politics of the 21st century

Respect and opportunism

22 Jan 2004

Despite the failure of the SA the party question has not gone away: it is simply posed anew in the more difficult subjective conditions of Respect, writes Jack Conrad

What about the workers?

15 Jan 2004

Respect's convention on January 25, no matter what its outcome, will merit a minor historical footnote, if for no other reason than the achievment of an unexpected unity of the left - even for one day. Marcus Ström reports

What's in a name?

04 Dec 2003

Mike Macnair takes issue with Dave Craig on republicanism. Dave Craig’s article, ‘Republican slogans and the CPGB’, which shows a remarkable lack of understanding of the arguments CPGB comrades have been putting forward

Republican slogans and the CPGB

20 Nov 2003

Socialist Alliance: I claimed in a previous article that the CPGB was ducking the question of republican slogans in its intervention in the Socialist Alliance

Globalise Resistance and the politics of manipulation

12 Nov 2003

Ian Donovan looks at this strange front of the Socialist Workers Party