WW archive > Issue 790 - 22 October 2009

Green road to nowhere

The sham presidential election of June 2009 has unleashed a rainbow of political forces, writes Yassamine Mather, including an increasingly strong red component. The task of the left is to support and strengthen the red component of this rainbow, the Iranian working class, as the only force capable of bringing about democracy, and the only movement conscious of the international complexities of the current situation

For unity in anti-war movement

Mark Fischer calls on the Stop the War Coalition leadership to end the bar on the affiliation of Hands Off the People of Iran

Obama cannot win in Afghanistan

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have conclusively demonstrated a single, simple proposition, writes James Turley: imperialism has no progressive role to play

Who’s afraid of Griffin?

No-platforming is not a principle but one of many tactics. As a strategy it has failed miserably, says Eddie Ford

Form strike committees, build strong picket lines

Today it is the jobs and conditions of postal workers that is on the line, writes Jim Moody. But if New Labour, the Tories and the Lib Dems have their way, it will be all of us on the chopping block tomorrow

Earthly core of misty creations

Camilla Power addressed the CPGB's Communist University on the origins and evolution of religion. This is an edited version of her speech

Formation of Rees faction means SWP is on the verge of a split

Peter Manson witnesses an SWP leadership still smarting from the Respect disaster

Callinicos rattled over no-platforming

Things did not go according to plan for the SWP, writes Huw Sheridan

Space for questions and arguments

Dave McAllister attended a day school that drew out differences

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