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Political strategy needed

23 Mar 2006

The National Union of Students holds its three-day annual conference starting on Tuesday March 28. Dave Isaacson, a delegate from Leeds Metropolitan University student union, looks at the left, NUS and student politics

Women show the way

16 Mar 2006

Yassamine Mather reports from a march of Iranian women in exile

For secularism, equality and freedom

02 Mar 2006

Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq statement on International Women's Day

Capitalism and the family

02 Mar 2006

Extend abortion rights

02 Mar 2006

It is more important than ever to fight for a woman's right to choose, writes Louise Whittle. Existing legal rights are inadequate - they must be extended

Beyond legal and formal equality

02 Mar 2006

Mary Godwin looks at the origins of International Women's Day and the long struggle for women's rights

Sanctions of mass destruction

02 Mar 2006

Jim Gilbert reviews Guardians of power: the myth of the liberal media Pluto Press, 2006, pp241, £14.99

SWP 'racism' fig leaf

23 Feb 2006

The furore following the Danish cartoons has not subsided, writes Peter Manson. But the position of many islamic groups - backed up by the Socialist Workers Party - plays into the hands of islamophobes

Rebranding exercise

16 Feb 2006

What is the content behind the image? Dave Craig of the Revolutionary Democratic Group recommends 'Arise'

Cuckoos in the nest

09 Feb 2006

The Campaign Against Climate Change looks set to grow in 2006, writes John Downes. But where is it going programmatically?

Occupation and oppression

09 Feb 2006

Carey Davies reviews Romans in Britain, which has again been subject to religious criticism. Crucible Theatre, Sheffield (ends Saturday February 25)

Revisiting colonial horrors

02 Feb 2006

Louise Whittle reviews Michael Haneke's stunning new film Hidden

No champion of the oppressed

02 Feb 2006

Socialists should not celebrate Hamas's victory in the Palestinian elections. Women and secular forces will very likely be the first to suffer, says Katherine Quinn

What's principle got to do with it?

02 Feb 2006

At the 'Defy section 9' conference in Manchester, the comrades from the SWP again tried to prevent the meeting from taking principled positions on the question of immigration, reports Dave Isaacson

Two tales of child abuse

02 Feb 2006

Don Williamson reviews BBC's When Satan came to town, an unsettling documentary about social workers obsessed with the idea that a whole working class estate in Rochdale was experiencing ritual satanic child abuse