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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

Parti Communiste Français

Vote for class independence

28 Apr 2005

Mike Macnair revisits the question of the popular front

Bureaucratic fist tightens

05 Feb 2004

Tina Becker reports that the ESF is in great danger of being totally taken over by Ken Livingstone - with the full support of his little helpers in the Socialist Workers Party

Galloway's nationalist gaffe

22 Jan 2004

Cameron Richards reports on the Cardiff meeting of the unity coalition

Bureaucratic grip tightens

22 Jan 2004

The London Mayor is in control of preparations for the European Social Forum. Tina Becker reports

Party and paper split

22 Jan 2004

Blairism and the delabourisation of Labour threw much of the revolutionary left into crisis, the CPB is only now belatedly following, writes Alan Rees

Left facing both ways

22 Jan 2004

The Socialist Alliance council voted overwhelmingly to engage with the RESPECT unity coalition, reports Peter Manson

Turn unity coalition into republican movement

15 Jan 2004

The best the Respect declaration can provide is that rather vague and woolly call for "a world in which the democratic demands of the people are carried out". That is why we say R is for republicanism. Let the working class find out if it is, says Dave Craig of the Revolutionary Democratic Group

Charting the way forward

18 Dec 2003

European Social Forum: Discussion around the programme for the next ESF showed that important lessons had been learnt from the previous two events.