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Freedom of speech still in danger

02 Feb 2006

While Blair's defeat over religious incitement is to be welcomed, the new law could still be wielded against the working class, writes Peter Manson. That is why it is appalling that George Galloway and Respect were New Labour's only allies in the Commons

Authoritarian agenda

26 Jan 2006

Anne Mc Shane comments on Tony Blair's latest anti-social crackdown

Festival of Labourism?

19 Jan 2006

The working class movement needs its own republican socialist party, argues Dave Craig of the Revolutionary Democratic Group

Umbilical cord joins New Labour to Cameron's Tories

05 Jan 2006

Graham Bash (Labour Left Briefing) assesses the left's prospects for 2006 - and urges support for an unusual candidate to the new Labour Party NEC

Don't break the link

05 Feb 2004

Marcus Ström calls for increased, not decreased, union affiliation to the Labour Party

Walk on two legs

05 Feb 2004

Mark Fischer reports on a debate that concerns the whole left

Blair's stitch-up backfires

05 Feb 2004

The virtually complete exoneration of the Blair government of any wrongdoing in regard to the death of Dr David Kelly by Lord Hutton can only produce incredulity, says Ian Donovan

Media manipulation

05 Feb 2004

Dave Osler on the government campaign of media manipulation in the wake of the death of Dr Daved Kelly

Theses on the Labour Party

29 Jan 2004

Back in Labour's fold

08 Jan 2004

Ken Livingstone's reinstatement into the Labour Party is at one level a significant defeat for Tony Blair, says Ian Donovan

Divided four ways

08 Jan 2004

There are deep divisions in the leadership of the 'Morning Star's Communist Party of Britain over what attitude to adopt towards the new Respect coalition. Can its forthcoming special congress resolve the contradictions? Alan Rees investigates

Healthcare and moral hysteria

08 Jan 2004

New Labour is proposing to charge failed asylum-seekers for healthcare. There is more to this move than budget trimming, argues Jem Jones

Antidote to Blairite lies and deceit

08 Jan 2004

The issue of health is one of those battlegrounds that Blair could easily become unstuck over in the next few years. , says Phil Hamilton

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