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WW archive > Issue 716 - 10 April 2008

Letters

No comment; Death sex; Enlighten us; Ironic; Honour killing; Keynesianism; Correction; Dictatorship; Iranian client; Threat condoned; Verbal abuse; Naive; Anti-Leninism

Fighting fund

Gordon Brown agrees with the call for military training in schools. Jim Moody puts the communist view

Greg Tucker 1953-2008

Mark Fischer expresses the left's loss

Chauvinism and hypocrisy

The Olympic torch relay protests give the lie to the formal separation of sport and politics, argues James Turley

Behind the lies of Petraeus

What is the truth about Muqtada al-Sadr's connections with Iran? Yassamine Mather looks at al-Sadr's pragmatic opportunism and puts the record straight

NUS: Right prepares for fresh assault

Although the right's governance review was not passed at this year's National Union of Students conference, the fragmented left suffered a series of defeats. Chris Strafford and Ben Klein report

From cadets to militias

Gordon Brown agrees with the call for military training in schools. Jim Moody puts the communist view

Fine tuning essential demands

Peter Manson and Phil Kent report on three recent discussions of the CPGB Draft programme

What sort of party do we need?

In the aftermath of the ruinous schism in the Respect popular front, the humiliating failure of the left nationalist Scottish Socialist Party and the abortive Campaign for a New Workers' Party, Jack Conrad restates the case for a Marxist party

Debating crime and punishment

On April 6 the CPGB's London Communist Forum discussed section 3.15 of our Draft programme: 'Crime and prison'.1 Mike Macnair reports on his opening and proposes some revisions to the section

Bertie digs out

The decision by Irish taoiseach Bertie Ahern to resign has come as a massive relief to his party, writes Anne Mc Shane

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