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WW archive > Issue 1405 - 28 July 2022

General strike call

Leadership favourite Liz Truss has promised to impose ‘minimum service levels’ on striking workers just 30 days after coming into office. In response, Mick Lynch says he will campaign for the TUC to call a general strike. Eddie Ford comments

Letters

Act or quit; Insults; Trapped; Undemocratic; United front; Soviets and Gerry

Gift that keeps on giving

The Tories can neither abandon Brexit nor make it work. That means we can only expect more chaos, argues Paul Demarty

Ideologue of the revolution

He drew on secular thinkers such as Frantz Fanon, Jean-Paul Sartre and Karl Marx, Catholic liberation theology and the symbolism and language of Shi’ite Islam. Lydia Apolinar explores the ideas and influence of Ali Shariati

Very much in control

The US may be in decline, writes Moshé Machover, but the left is doing little or nothing in the way of strategic thinking

Coup and collapse

Daniel Lazare looks at the damning made-for-TV congressional hearings on Trump’s coup attempt - and their ultimate futility

No support for either side

War crimes investigations and trials are not just a continuation of the Russia-Ukraine conflict by other, legal, means. There is, Yassamine Mather shows, a grisly connection with the Middle East

Energy as a weapon

Michael Roberts looks at the fallout from the Ukraine war and how plans for an oil cap could trigger a deep recession

Indy2, strikes and boycotts

Why are the ‘official communists’ in such a muddle over the SNP’s bid to hold a legal referendum on independence? James Harvey critiques the YCL’s gensec

Ticking Over

Linda Carr reports on the 2022 CPGB Summer Offensive

On the cards

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

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