Drawing the pro-Tehran line

The rejection by the Stop the War Coalition of the affiliations of Hands Off the People of Iran and Communist Students represents a sharp political line being drawn as war on Iran looms, says Mark Fischer

Of course, the logic of the decision taken on October 12 by the Stop the War Coalition's officer group to reject the affiliations of Hopi and CS could be pretty drastic.

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Letters

WorkersÂ’ bans; Rule of law; Treacherous; Oxymoron; Answer me; Sycophants; Proud; Better bet; My round; IRSP politics

From must-see to snore-fest

The 51st annual London Film Festival opens this week with a plethora of films from around the world. Jim Moody reviews a selection from the 270 feature films and shorts that will be screened up to the end of this month

Open letter to Andrew Murray

From Yassamine Mather, Hands Off the People of Iran

Immediate demands

CPGB comrades in London have been engaged in an ongoing debate over the contents of our Draft programme in line with the decision taken last year to update and redraft it, reports Peter Manson

Ozone man joins rogues' gallery

Simon Wells examines why Al Gore was awarded the Nobel prize

Attempting to retreat in good order

Respect's terminal crisis is spreading acute tensions into the SWP, writes Peter Manson, with the leadership expelling three more prominent dissidents

Playing for high stakes

Turkey's government is bringing a bill before the grand national assembly allowing the army to cross the border into Iraq for punitive expeditions. Esen Uslu reports

Reject exclusion of Communist Students

Ben Lewis takes Owen Jones (Socialist Youth Network) to task over his enthusiastic support for the undemocratic exclusion of Hopi and Communist Students from the Stop the War Coalition

From Andrew Murray

This standard reply has been sent by Andrew Murray (Stop the War Coalition chair) in response to the emails and protests by HOPI supporters over the exclusion of the campaign

Reply to Andrew Murray

Amir Javaheri Langaroudi (Etehadchap Kargari) replies to allegations

From Andrew Murray

This standard reply has been sent by Andrew Murray (Stop the War Coalition chair) in response to the emails and protests by HOPI supporters over the exclusion of the campaign

Reject the rotten deal

Benjamin Klein urges militant postal workers to organise independently and develop links with others in the public sector. But more is needed

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