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No to World Trade Organisation

08 Dec 2005

Farooq Tariq (general secretary Labour Party Pakistan) reports about the mass protests against the WTO in Pakistan

Opposition party or coalition partner?

08 Dec 2005

Trouble is brewing in the German Linkspartei. The Berlin regional congress of Wahlalternative (WASG) has just voted against the 'cooperation agreement', which maps out the unification process with the Party of Democratic Socialism (now renamed Linkspartei.PDS). WASG comrades in Berlin also want to stand separately in the 2006 local elections - refusing a joint candidature with the Linkspartei.PDS, which is part of the Berlin government. Yet, writes Tina Becker, Linksruck, the German section of the SWP, has joined forces with the WASG leadership in criticising this decision

Stalinist atmosphere reigns

08 Dec 2005

Our republication of a mildly critical piece from the Socialist Workers Party's Pre-conference bulletin seems to have caused a furious row inside the SWP - at least judging by the reaction of its author, Dave Crouch. Peter Manson reports

DSP split over future

01 Dec 2005

Greg Adler, former national executive member of the Australian Socialist Alliance, looks at the dispute within Democratic Socialist Perspective, the dominant SA group

Socialist Worker: is it doing its job?

24 Nov 2005

Dave Crouch expresses disquiet over the relaunched SWP paper

Rightist liquidation threatens

24 Nov 2005

Ian Mahoney reviews the SWP's Pre-conference bulletin

Bizarre, upside-down politics

24 Nov 2005

Peter Tatchell responds to the implied SWP charge of racism and islamophobia against him and Outrage

A dead parrot - not quite

24 Nov 2005

Non-aligned Respect member Sean Thompson expresses his fear that the project is being killed by SWP control-freakery

Short-termist and dishonest

17 Nov 2005

Peter Manson looks at the role of the Socialist Party in the public service pensions sell-out

SP rival to Respect?

17 Nov 2005

Joni Wells reports on the Socialist Party's Campaign for a New Workers Party

Reviving left reformism

17 Nov 2005

The Socialist Party in England and Wales is recruiting and in buoyant mood, writes Peter Manson. Its November 12-13 weekend school demonstrated that sectarianism brings short-term advantages

Party discipline no longer works

17 Nov 2005

Elisabeth Gauthier is a member of the executive committee of the Parti Communiste Français. She spoke to Tina Becker about the recent riots in France

Empty platitudes or programme of action

17 Nov 2005

Around 180 people from across Europe attended the November 12-13 'Assembly for a charter of principles for another Europe' in Florence. This charter, which could potentially be a very useful tool for the struggles of the working class in Europe, will be presented to the next European Social Forum in Athens in May 2006. However, the confusion about the purpose and structure of the charter mirrors the political disarray of much of the European left, says Tina Becker

Decision time for SWP

17 Nov 2005

The Socialist Workers Party is still refusing to take responsibility for two of their members who voted for the scandalous pension deal in the PCSU: Martin John has resigned from the party and no action has been taken against Sue Bond. Lee Rock, national secretary of the PCSU Socialist Caucus, reports

What the French left says

10 Nov 2005

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