WW archiveIssue 698
22 November 2007
Advances in Ireland
Hands Off the People of Iran in Ireland held a successful teach-in on November 10 in Dublin. Anne Mc Shane reports
Despite an unforeseen clash with an Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) demo on the same day, the meeting attracted around 30 participants and was an interesting and informative event.
Uncle Joe; No value; Kronstadt foam; Harsh words
Mark Fischer spoke to both sides of an important debate at the November 17 Labour left conference
Hopi's launch conference will have a unique feature - it will actually be a conference, not a rally.
The Campaign for a Marxist Party holds its reconvened conference this weekend. Jack Conrad looks at the main motions, amendments and political issues
Posing left, pretending to be a victim, but talking only to itself, the SWP's rump of Respect could not raise the tone of its rally-cum-conference beyond the banal. Not only has the SWP lost around 500 members, writes Jim Moody, but its leadership has learnt nothing from the Respect debacle
More than 200 people attended the November 17 conference, 'The first casualty: war, truth and the media today', reports Tina Becker. The SWP's apologetic position on Iran was very much present, as were journalists from the Iranian television channel, Press TV. But contributions from the floor were much more encouraging
Lawrence Parker, The kick inside - revolutionary opposition in the CPGB 1960-1991 2007, £4.00 (+ £1.15 postage), pp75
With the hostilities in Respect reaching their messy denouement last weekend, it was almost possible to forget the rather less fiery Socialism school of the Socialist Party in England and Wales. James Turley reports
The Galloway version of Respect is taking confidence from its common anti-SWPism, writes Peter Manson. But the lack of clarity inherited from its parent means it cannot be a vehicle for working class advance
Hillel Ticktin concludes his series on the relevance of Marxist categories with an examination of the theory of capitalist crisis and its application to the current global situation