Last push

Howard Roak is tickled pink - or perhaps an even deeper crimson hue - that others on the left are launching 'Summer Offensives' of their own. Well, sort of

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so, as we draw to the close of this year's two-month Summer Offensive, our annual fundraising drive, comrades will be amused to learn that the Young Communist League - youth group of the Morning Star's Communist Party of Britain - has "launched plans for the largest programme of activity that [it] has undertaken in its recent history" - a veritable "national Summer Offensive", in fact.

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Letters

Capitulation; British ending; Happy slave; Selfish gene; Armed militia; Unions, not party; Tommy; SWP tact; Unrealistic; Divisions; Two-stage; Splitters!; Wrong analysis; Single state; Progressive?

After the court victory, civil war begins in earnest

Peter Manson comments on what awaits the Scottish Socialist Party in the aftermath of Tommy Sheridan's court victory

Fight on two fronts

July 29 saw the official launch of the election campaign for the September 17 Berlin regional elections, where the local WASG (Electoral Initiative for Labour and Social Justice) and the governing Linkspartei.PDS are to stand against each other. Ben Lewis reports from Germany

Prophet flawed

Green Party member Derek Wall remembers Murray Bookchin (1921-2006)

Sheridan wins first round

Mike Macnair discusses some of the legal implications of the case and argues that socialists should not use the bourgeois press to fight out their differences

Struggle must begin afresh

Nick Rogers, a member of the SSP Workers Unity platform, gives his view on the crisis

Prostitution policy and the NOTW smears

Mike Macnair remembers the discussion in the SSP over the question of prostitution

What went wrong?

The SSP went into court without any political plan, writes Dave Craig of the Revolutionary Democratic Group

British duality and the class struggle

National consciousness is complex. As Jack Conrad shows, British national consciousness is particularly complex, being at the same time English, Scottish and Welsh. It also involves class and class struggle

Last push

Howard Roak is tickled pink - or perhaps an even deeper crimson hue - that others on the left are launching 'Summer Offensives' of their own. Well, sort of

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