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Disintegrating alliance

02 Nov 2017

The SACP is calling for a ‘reconfigured alliance’ with the ANC in a desperate attempt to stave off the pressure from below, writes Peter Manson

Where next for the ANC?

14 Sep 2017

Are there hopeful signs amidst the poverty and corruption? South African socialist, author and journalist Terry Bell addressed a London Communist Forum on September 10

Supplement: The birth of a new system

10 Aug 2017

As well as celebrating the Russian Revolution, says Jack Conrad, we should never forget the counterrevolution

Under pressure to stand

20 Jul 2017

While the SACP has finally agreed to contest elections independently, writes Peter Manson, its leadership is still fully committed to class collaboration

Collaboration that haunts Zionism

01 Jun 2017

Tony Greenstein reviews: Paul Bogdanor, 'Kasztner’s crimes', Routledge, 2016, pp335, £61.59

Israel and the Messiah’s ass

01 Jun 2017

On the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War Moshé Machover looks at the background and consequences

Unplanning delusions

11 May 2017

The collapse of the Soviet Union does not prove that planning is impossible, argues Mike Macnair

Split in the offing

06 Apr 2017

Following the cabinet reshuffle, Peter Manson looks at the rival factions within the ANC

At war with fourth estate

02 Mar 2017

The left needs more weapons in its armoury than street demonstrations, argues Paul Demarty

Scapegoating foreigners

02 Mar 2017

Cosatu calls for tighter immigration controls in response to township violence. Peter Manson reports

What kind of oppression?

26 Jan 2017

Peter Manson reports on presidential rivals, changing political alliances and apartheid’s ongoing legacy

Reaping the harvest

15 Dec 2016

Al Nusra are not brave rebels, writes Yassamine Mather. The jihadist group has been financed and directed by the west’s allies with the sole aim of bringing about regime change from above

An icon, but not a model

01 Dec 2016

Revolutionary, dictator - or both? Paul Demarty remembers Fidel Castro

A richly deserved defeat

10 Nov 2016

Trump’s victory is an indictment of shallow American liberalism, and it is time for the left to detach itself from it, argues Paul Demarty

Calling upon imperialism is complete madness

20 Oct 2016

Yassamine Mather delivered this opening to the October 16 CPGB and Labour Party Marxists aggregate