WW archive > Issue 613 - 23 February 2006

Censorship rally

Hyperbole and irrationality were the order of the day at Respect's London rally, reports Mark Fischer


Kat and Cath; Islam and rights; Rightwing SWP; Not racist?; Ludicrous; Fundamental; Dizzy; Venezuela; What’s so crucial?; Social language; Small wonder; Dumped; Facts of life

SWP 'racism' fig leaf

The furore following the Danish cartoons has not subsided, writes Peter Manson. But the position of many islamic groups - backed up by the Socialist Workers Party - plays into the hands of islamophobes

Censorship rally

Yvonne Ridley

Basra quagmire

Yassamine Mather (Iran Bulletin Middle East Forum and Critique) calls for solidarity with the Basra oil workers

Hidden controversy

Dave Landau, a representative of the Jewish Socialist Group, attended the Unite Against Fascism conference on February 18

Banning bad ideas

David Irving's conviction for holocaust denial and three-year sentence in an Austrian prison is not good news for communists and democrats, say Tina Becker and Eddie Ford. It is in our own self-interest to oppose anti-free speech laws and proscriptions, as sooner or later they will be used against us

Class struggle in the press

Unlike the SWP, Karl Marx upheld the right of even the most reactionary rightwinger to publish their views, says Eddie Ford. Communists are not afraid of the "free competition of ideas"

Revolutionary strategy and Marxist conclusions

In the second in a series of articles, Mike Macnair continues his examination of right-moving Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire theorists and the response of the SWP's Alex Callinicos

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