Democracy and rights

Mike Macnaircalls on the CPGB to reconsider its position on the question of national self-determination. In the first of three articles, he examines the meaning of ‘democratic rights’

The CPGB has used Lenin’s nationalities policy - that communists fight for class unity across national borders, but recognise the democratic right to national self-determination - as a fundamental orienting position in relation to a series of national conflicts. The idea is in theory common ground across the left, but in practice subject to a wide range of interpretations, which can result in taking opposite sides on ‘self-determination’ grounds.

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Letters

Coup-ready; Despicable; Oxi tactics; Clear proof; Core idea; Recession; Corbyn clarity; Free Steve; BDS success; Making Mick rich

Austerity in a modified form

We need to distance ourselves from the Syriza/Anel coalition government, argues Eddie Ford - not heap praise on it

More impotent fearmongering

Ten years after the July 7 bombings, our rulers have learned nothing, writes Paul Demarty

Edging towards a deal

Yassamine Mather reports on the conclusion of Iran’s negotiations with the P5+1 powers

Divisions come to the surface

Jack Conrad argues for a strategic approach towards the Labour Party

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