WeeklyWorker

Issue 1380 - 27 January 2022

On the brink of war?

The US drive to subordinate Russia, not Putin’s imperial ambitions, are the main explanation for any further conflict, argues Paul Demarty

Letters

BDS wars; Lassallean; Hub; Galled; Broad church; Assange; Cry murder?; Dick Gregory; Hail McCluskey; Correction

Pink is the colour

Despite supposedly bringing “feminism and gender perspective to power”, Gabriel Boric does not impress Eddie Ford. What sort of “candidate of the streets” supports laws criminalising street barricades?

Sheer unadulterated murder

Kevin Bean looks back to the events of Bloody Sunday and blames the killings not merely on individual members of the paratroop regiment but those sitting round the cabinet table in Downing Street

Spin, traps and rights

Left responses to Raab’s proposals - in so far as they exist - have simply been to defend the 1998 Human Rights Act and the European Convention. A bad idea. Mike Macnair proposes a real Bill of Rights instead

A world of declining profit

Michael Roberts reviews new empirical evidence vindicating Marx’s law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall, which underpins capitalism’s inherent tendency to crises

Clarifying the Arab Spring

Fouad Mami reviews 'The republic of false truths' by Alaa Al-Aswany (Faber and Faber, London 2021, pp464, £12.79)

From right to right

Yassamine Mather investigates some of the well-paid ‘independent’ experts and journalists who constantly appear in the western media

Online Communist Forum

Sunday January 30 5pm, '50 years since Bloody Sunday'

A newer world

Judy Carosian reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

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