Issue 1287 - 23 February 2020
Crisis at the top
Paul Demarty asks what the expulsion of Manchester City from Europe means for a sport married to mega money.
Identity politics; For or against; Join the WPB; Left vote?; Deportations; Satire
No human is illegal, says the Morning Star. But, notes Eddie Ford, the paper goes on to argue that not all humans should be legal.
Fight for unity
181 pages oozing hate
Moshé Machover spoke to the London Communist Forum about Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’.
Legacy of failure
Yassamine Mather shows that the passivity of Tudeh in the 1960s and 70s led to the rise of guerrillarist adventurism. Paradoxically, under the pressure of the Iran-Iraq war there was a convergence between the two currents. The Islamic Republic was supposed to be moving towards the ‘socialist’ camp.
Zionism and anti-Semitism
Stanley Heller 'Zionist betrayal of Jews, from Herzl to Netanyahu' self-published, 2019, pp147. Available from Middle East Crisis Committee, Box 3626, Woodbridge CT, 06525, USA, for a donation of $10 or more.
Daniel Lazare looks at America’s primitive constitution, the Sanders surge and asks ... ‘what if’.