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
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