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US presidential elections

23 Nov 2000

Constitutional crisis cries out for clear programme

SSP leader calls for a split

23 Nov 2000

The statement, 'Appeal for an amicable divorce', by leading Scottish Socialist Party member Catriona Grant provides yet another example of the centrifugal tensions operating mercilessly on Peter Taaffe's once monolithic Committee for a Workers' International.

Expelled for speaking out

16 Nov 2000

Harry Paterson, a long-standing member of the Socialist Party/Militant, has had his appeal against expulsion turned down. He spoke to Peter Manson of the Weekly Worker

Simon Harvey of the SLP

16 Nov 2000

Anti-sectarians booted out

Step forward for unity

16 Nov 2000

Will McMahon is secretary of Hackney Socialist Alliance. He spoke to Marcus Larsen about the unfolding crisis in Hackney council, the role of the LSA and the prospects for the Socialist Alliance nationally

SA roundup

16 Nov 2000

London Politics needed

Petty bourgeois protest shows need for workers' independence

16 Nov 2000

London Socialist Alliance and Nader

09 Nov 2000

For the first time in decades, a candidate from the left of the two main parties has made an impact on the race for the White House. In key states - particularly Oregon and Florida - Nader may have polled enough to swing the vote for president between George W Bush and Al Gore. The unprecedented deadlock was in no small measure brought about by the presence of a third candidate.

Hands off our territory

09 Nov 2000

This report on the September 30 Socialist Alliance conference, issued by the Socialist Party executive committee to its branches, attempts to justify the SP's sectarian hostility to left unity and the SA project

Sectarian hypocrisy

09 Nov 2000

Harry Paterson, who is in the process of being expelled from the Socialist Party, condemns the SP's counterposing of its 'new mass workers' party' to the reality of the Socialist Alliance

Taking ourselves seriously

09 Nov 2000

CPGB speaking tour - 'The Socialist Alliance and the fight for a new workers' party'. Speaker: Jack Conrad

CPGB and revolutionary defeatism

09 Nov 2000

Mark Fischer has developed an interesting analysis of revolutionary defeatism (Weekly Worker October 12). Unfortunately, his approach seems to be that there is only one principled and monolithic approach to the question. In actuality the Marxist approach has undergone constant change and modification. Crucially there has been a continual tension between the possibly competing conceptions of defeatism and defencism.

Socialist Alliances

09 Nov 2000

Hackney Council bankrupt

From poll tax glory to sectarian oblivion

02 Nov 2000

Why has the Socialist Party in England and Wales lost 95% of its membership? Why has Scotland declared UDI and the Liverpool organisation liquidated itself? Why is the SP behaving in such an irrational and self-destructive manner towards the Socialist Alliance? Harry Paterson, who is currently appealing against his expulsion from the Socialist Party, looks at the reasons behind the SP's crisis

One step forward, two steps back

02 Nov 2000

The annual general meeting of the Republican Communist Network, held in Edinburgh on October 28, unanimously agreed to "oppose all forms of nationalism" - and then went on to elect an effective nationalist majority onto the editorial board of its quarterly journal, Republican Communist.