WW archive > Issue 1404 - 21 July 2022

Toryland now decides

Rank-and-file Conservatives are more likely to vote for Liz Truss than the so-called ‘socialist’, Rishi Sunak - or so we are told. Eddie Ford investigates


Juggling with CO2; Outrage?; One country

Phew, what a scorcher

As temperatures hit record highs, James Harvey pours scorn on the Johnson government’s totally inadequate targets and the backtracking by the leadership candidates, not least Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak

Not going away

The dismal inability to defeat the pandemic points to a wider, systemic failure, argues James Linney

One foot in the grave

RMT’s withdrawal from Tusc was understandable, especially given the consistently dismal electoral performance. But, argues, Paul Demarty, this leaves SPEW, the mothership, in profound crisis too

An open letter to ACR

Tony Greenstein accuses Anti-Capitalist Resistance of giving succour to the ‘anti-Zionism equals anti-Semitism’ witch-hunt in the Labour Party

Biden’s Middle East stumble

The president’s tour was an embarrassment for the US establishment from start to finish, writes Daniel Lazare

Fist bumps and pariahs

Russia seeks allies and arms, the US seeks allies and oil. Yassamine Mather reports on the diplomatic moves and the nuclear threats

Recovering global ascendancy

Sri Lanka’s debt crisis and political collapse could easily be repeated in other so-called third world countries. Mike Macnair argues that this is a knock-on effect of the Ukraine war and America’s determination to smash any tendency towards a multipolar world

Looking for a green light

We may be seeing an economic meltdown, says Esen Uslu, but there is no mass opposition movement and Erdoğan knows how to create domestic and foreign diversions

Keep up the pace

Linda Carr reports on the 2022 CPGB Summer Offensive

Do your bit

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

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