WW archive > Issue 1375 - 09 December 2021

Danger of barbarism

Invisible to the eye, viruses and bacteria make up a good percentage of the global biomass. They also shape history. HIV/STD specialist and Marxist Mohsen Shahmanesh discusses microbes and human society. This article is based on his talk to the November 28 Online Communist Forum


Misleading; Desperate stuff; Temporary?; China; ANC capitalism; John Maclean; Democracy; Labour process; Prescient

Beware of Nazi obsession

We must oppose the fascist right, writes Eddie Ford. But we should also oppose state bans on organisations and ‘dangerous’ books

Taking a pass on Israel

Daniel Lazare denounces the DSA’s unprincipled stand on congressman Jamaal Bowman and controversially questions the whole BDS movement

Shuffling further to right

Derek James assesses Sir Keir’s new shadow cabinet, the cowardice of the official left and the danger of both Corbyn and McDonnell being expelled

Not a liquidation?

Abandoning any pretence of class politics, Tony Greenstein defends what he calls the ‘merger’ of LAW and LIEN and advocates yet another ‘transitional’ halfway-house broad front

Contradictions and ambiguities

Market socialism, capitalism with Chinese characteristics, or a workers’ state? Michael Roberts takes issue with three recent books

Sabotage, scientists, sanctions

Soheil Behrang reports that amid the P5+1 negotiations in Vienna, Mossad is playing a dangerous game

Bit of a spurt

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

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