WW archive > Issue 601 - 17 November 2005

Open the borders

Respect conference delegate David Isaacson explains why he will be supporting resolution 31, which would committ Respect to "oppose all borders"

Empty platitudes or programme of action

Around 180 people from across Europe attended the November 12-13 'Assembly for a charter of principles for another Europe' in Florence. This charter, which could potentially be a very useful tool for the struggles of the working class in Europe, will be presented to the next European Social Forum in Athens in May 2006. However, the confusion about the purpose and structure of the charter mirrors the political disarray of much of the European left, says Tina Becker

Reviving left reformism

The Socialist Party in England and Wales is recruiting and in buoyant mood, writes Peter Manson. Its November 12-13 weekend school demonstrated that sectarianism brings short-term advantages

We're small but we're back

Pete McLaren and Steve Freeman report on a meeting to revive the Socialist Alliance. Both are officers in the new formation

Galloway's Churchillian moment

Mark Fischer listened to George Galloway praising the British armed forces in World War II - "our finest hour as a country"

Decision time for SWP

The Socialist Workers Party is still refusing to take responsibility for two of their members who voted for the scandalous pension deal in the PCSU: Martin John has resigned from the party and no action has been taken against Sue Bond. Lee Rock, national secretary of the PCSU Socialist Caucus, reports

SP rival to Respect?

Joni Wells reports on the Socialist Party's Campaign for a New Workers Party

Three activists

Christopher Mitchell G8: can you hear us? Tuesday November 15, BBC4, 9pm

The modern Janus

Respect purports to have something for everyone. In terms of programme, argues Jack Conrad, that means the attempt face two ways at the same time

Party discipline no longer works

Elisabeth Gauthier is a member of the executive committee of the Parti Communiste Français. She spoke to Tina Becker about the recent riots in France

Short-termist and dishonest

Peter Manson looks at the role of the Socialist Party in the public service pensions sell-out

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