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WW archive > Issue 1398 - 09 June 2022

Guns are not the problem

Abolishing the second amendment would require a civil war and leave the state with a monopoly when it comes to the right to bear arms. Mike Macnair sees no reason why we should trust the capitalist courts, army and police

Letters

Evidence?; Middle classes; Only socialism; Dog fights?; Not defeated; Hidden legacy; Stalinophilia

Tony, the futurologist

The repeatedly delayed Future of Britain event is no threat to Sir Keir, but its ‘big ideas’ are utterly inadequate in the face of the problems they purport to address, writes Paul Demarty

Under false colours

Jon Lansman’s departure and the advent of a new regime held out the promise of radical change. Clive Dean of Labour Party Marxists tells the sorry tale of bureaucratic control, missed opportunities and political cynicism

Guns, class and social decay

After the Uvalde school massacre the question of gun control has once again topped the political agenda. But, argues Daniel Lazare, do not expect anything much to change

Their army and ours

Most of the left has embraced the peace slogan in a thoroughly pacifist manner. Marxists, of course, prefer peace to war, but, as Jack Conrad explains, with us that goes hand in hand with making propaganda for the establishment of a popular militia

Deaths, deals and demonstrations

There are growing mass protests, but very little, if anything, in the way of conscious organisation. Under these contradictory circumstances the left must avoid the temptation of giving up on basic anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist principles, insists Yassamine Mather

Messianic colonialism

Religious ideology and nationalist ideology have a unique interrelationship; after all, even secular Zionists have to justify their ongoing colonial project with reference to a god they do not believe in. However, as Moshé Machover shows, it is the religious Zionists of the far right who are increasingly setting the agenda, not least by staging all manner of highly dangerous provocations

Inflation and pauperisation

Inflation is soaring, along with chauvinist rhetoric. Things are not looking good for Erdoğan and Erdoğanomics, reports Esen Uslu

Enlightenment and pure joy

Judy Carousian reviews 'Compass and Moshé Machover' by Helena Aksentijevic (YouTube, 2022)

Jubilee versus democracy

Much of the left fails to take the monarchy seriously. But Eddie Ford reminds the SWP of the shameful moment when it voted against republicanism in Respect so as not to alienate royalists

Back with you!

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

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