Not rabbit hutches, but houses fit for the revolutionary proletariat

When Margaret Hodge recently placed the blame for housing scarcity on migrants, she deliberately ignored the glaringly obvious, social solution: that of providing more houses. Jim Gilbert remembers Red Vienna and its houses fit for the revolutionary proletariat

Hodge, as readers will also remember, asserted just before last year's local elections that eight out of 10 white people in her east London constituency of Barking were threatening to vote for the British National Party. She has subsequently adjusted her politics to stress and pander to the xenophobia she sees as being rampant among her constituents. No wonder the BNP tried to deliver a bouquet to her constituency offices in tribute.

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Letters

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Rabbi and punk poet

'It has to go'

The May 26 CMP day school, held in Manchester's Friends Meeting House, was the first in a series of four originally designed to facilitate the CMP-CPGB merger process. Peter Manson reports

Legitimating racism

Dave Landau of the No One is Illegal campaign makes the case for open borders

US-Iran talks

After weeks of anticipation and with the expected media hype, the first official meeting between Iran's Islamic republic and the United States in nearly 30 years took place in Baghdad this week. Yassamine Mather reports

Blow to Adams' ambitions

The status quo prevails in the aftermath of Ireland's general election, bringing disappointment in particular to Sinn Féin. Anne Mc Shane reports

Where now for CMP?

Peter Manson looks at the prospects for the Campaign for a Marxist Party and reports on the first in a series of CMP day schools

Key weapon of struggle

The task of debating the CPGB Draft programme, a necessarily protracted prelude to a full redraft and its submission to the organisation as a whole for final discussion and approval, is now well underway. Mary Godwin reports

Build a halfway house

The formation in 1920 of the CPGB was an error resulting from rigid dogma, argues Phil Sharpe of the Democratic Socialist Alliance

No individual solutions

Simon Wells comments on the plans to introduce congestion charges in Manchester

Lib Dems re-ignite Plaid rebellion

Bob Davies on the latest twists and turns in Welsh politics

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