WW archive > Issue 625 - 18 May 2006


Hypocrisy; Despicable IST; No shield; Sectarian move; Nightmare; More, please; Europe calls; Stolen land; Global theory

WASG removes Berlin leadership

At its meeting on May 13, the national executive of the WASG decided to remove the regional executives in Berlin and the east German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, says Tina Becker

A study in bureaucratic inertia

Jack Conrad shows that, while the Tory government assiduously and ruthlessly prepared for the 1926 general strike, the TUC was content to pass left-sounding resolutions

The minimum platform and extreme democracy

Under what conditions should communists participate in government? Mike Macnair revisits the strategic problem of authority

Emancipatory socialism and Realpolitik

Katja Kipping is a Linkspartei.PDS MP and the party's national vice-chair. She spoke to Tina Becker about the difficult merger process with the WASG (Wahlalternative Arbeit und Soziale Gerechtigkeit)

Searching for ESF positives

The politics CPGB comrades encountered in the various workshops and seminars at the May 4-7 European Social Forum show that the danger of organisational fragmentation the ESF faces stems from the programmatic crisis of the workers' movement across the continent, says Huw Bynon

Who's stereotyping

Jeremy Butler reviews Russell T Davies' Doctor Who (BBC1)

Merger in jeopardy

Tina Becker and Ben Lewis reply to Sascha Stanicic (Sozialistische Alternative) on the questions of his organisation's role in the Wahlalternative Arbeit und Soziale Gerechtigkeit

Personality crisis

The Scottish Socialist Party appears to be on the brink of a potentially devastating split between, on the one hand, the supporters of the party's former convenor and most prominent figure, Tommy Sheridan, and, on the other, the leadership majority around the SSP's main theoretician, policy and press coordinator Alan McCombes. Peter Manson reports

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