WW archive > Issue 1286 - 13 February 2020

Bats, panic and system failure

What are the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak? How can the spread of this and other new viruses be stopped? James Linney gives some answers...


Moderates; No dictatorship; Good old Stalin; Benefit socialism; Explain market; No licence fee

Resurgent right

David Shearer of Labour Party Marxists looks at the continuation of the anti-left witch-hunt

George’s marvellous medicine

The pro-Brexit Workers Party is a strange amalgam. But asks Paul Demarty, can it make an impact?

Sinn Féin’s success, left’s collapse

Anne McShane assesses the February 8 election and the rush by the Trotskyist ‘left’ to enter a bourgeois government.

October shakes the British left

William Sarsfield opens his series on the founding of the CPGB 100 years ago

Democracy and republic

Ben Lewis (editor and translator) "Karl Kautsky on democracy and republicanism" Historical Materialism series No196, Brill, 2020, £121, pp352.

Stalin’s ‘united front’ party

The treacherous role of the Tudeh Party after the 1979 revolution is well known. In the first of two articles, Yassamine Mather shows how the origins of its opportunism were bound up with the diplomatic interests of the Soviet Union.

Cruel and unusual punishment

Boris Johnson is continuing the anti-migrant ‘hostile environment’ policy of his predecessors, writes Eddie Ford.


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