WW archive > Issue 1421 - 01 December 2022

Zero-Covid and its discontents

Beijing’s failure to roll out an effective vaccination programme has forced it to rely on lockdowns. However, there are leftwing Sinophiles who want to emulate the Xi regime, writes Eddie Ford


Weaponry; Holocaust denial; Genocide; No ‘dictatorship’; Next dog run?; Censors

Victories and weak points

Veteran Iranian socialist Shahab Borhan warns of the dangers of relying on spontaneity. The movement needs leadership, organisation and clear politics - article translated from Farsi by Yassamine Mather

Workers’ mass protests

Yassamine Mather reports on strikes and protests in Iran

After the election

Netanyahu’s coalition is a rag-bag of rightists, religious fanatics and rabble-rousers. But it is dangerous. A regional war and the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians is a real prospect, argues Moshé Machover

Armbands and alienation

With the competition now well under way, Paul Demarty examines the clash between soft-focus liberalism and Qatari feudal values

Contradictions of capital itself

Michael Roberts reviews Marx in the Anthropocene: towards the idea of degrowth communism by Kohei Saito (Cambridge University Press, 2022, pp300)

Self-determination is a right

Mike Macnair scrutinises the UK Supreme Court’s ruling on ‘Indyref2’ and looks at some typically inadequate left responses

Bosses want migrants

Anyone who has paid even the slightest attention to the media will know that the boss class wants to increase migration in order to keep down pay levels and increase profits. Kevin Bean says, once again, the SWP gets it wrong

Short again

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

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