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WW archive > Issue 405 - 25 October 2001

Letters

SA paper; Foreign office inaction; Afghan coup; Web applause; Mullah's side

Teesside

Moving forward

Exeter marches against war

Neither Taliban nor imperialism

Ian Donovan replies to Bob Pitt?s defence of the Taliban

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

Statement on the US strikes on Afghanistan

Our history CPGB and the miners

Having taken a lead in the Hands off Russia movement the CPGB threw itself into the struggle of Britain?s miners. At the end of August 1920 the miners voted in favour of an all-out strike, their twin demands being a wage rise to restore purchasing power and sizeable reduction in the price of domestic coal. The Party assessed the prospects in the lead article of The Communist September 9 1920. But the miners were abandoned by the reformist leaders of the Triple Alliance transport and railway unions, who forced the Miners? Federation back into negotiations with the employers. There were no concessions on offer, just the now familiar trick of a productivity deal, referred to as the 'datum line'. Over the signatures of its chair and secretary, comrades Arthur MacManus and Albert Inkpin the Party urged the miners to steel themselves for a bigger fight to come.

Before their eyes

Socialist Party - Resisting capitalism - the case for a new workers? party - London 2001, pp24, ?1.50

Why we must have an SA paper

Sectarian propagandism

Bob Pitt argues that it is perfectly principled for socialists to defend the Taliban against imperialism

Third camp: our war aims

Unleash many weapons

IRA disarms

Adams and McGuinness look south

Terrorists and the web

London

Preparing for May

Greater Manchester

Northwest repeats Coalition pattern

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