WW archive > Issue 602 - 24 November 2005
A strange amalgam
Respect's second annual conference took place over the weekend of November 19-20. But what is Respect, asks Peter Manson - a party or coalition? In fact it is a chimera, a multi-headed beast which is regularly redefined by its leaders according to needs and circumstances
Indefatigable; Apology; Social democracy; Trotsky; Workers' aid; Kenya victory; Simply pointless; Islamophobia; CPGB-phobia; Ireland unity; RePurdiation
A dead parrot - not quite
Non-aligned Respect member Sean Thompson expresses his fear that the project is being killed by SWP control-freakery
Gay rights 'shibboleth'
Was it just an oversight that gay and lesbian rights did not feature in Respect's election manifestio? Apparently not, as the debate at conference showed. Peter Manson reports
United democratic opposition needed
Principled communists and socialists should start working together in order to combat accustions of islamophobia and treachery, says Anne Mc Shane
Rightist liquidation threatens
Ian Mahoney reviews the SWP's Pre-conference bulletin
Bizarre, upside-down politics
Peter Tatchell responds to the implied SWP charge of racism and islamophobia against him and Outrage
Socialist Worker: is it doing its job?
Dave Crouch expresses disquiet over the relaunched SWP paper
Don't dare read this!
Even possession of this article could see you prosecuted, warns Eddie Ford
Fundamental right to migrate
Steven Brooks joined Michael Lavalette in forming a Respect group on Preston council when he left the Labour Party earlier this year. He voted in favour of the two motions calling for the abolition of immigration controls. Anne Mc Shane spoke to him after the debate