SWP: 'Delta force' still in denial

‘The party’ had been on the right track all along, according to its leadership, and is now in fine health. Peter Manson reports on this year’s Marxism festival

After the substantial drop in attendance at last year’s Marxism, the annual summer school of the Socialist Workers Party, there was a further small decline at the 2014 event, held from Thursday July 10 to Monday July 14. Socialist Worker reports that “over 2,600”1 attended the event, compared to “more than 3,000”2 in 2013.

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Enough bluster and bullshit

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Not in awe of 'experts'

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Israel's secret nuclear arsenal

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Communist University and cash

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