No way back for warmongers

Mike Macnair addressed the Hopi AGM on the continued threat of war. US imperialism has a new face, but when it comes to foreign policy it is business as usual

It should now be clear enough to everyone that Barack Obama's policy in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan is for all practical purposes the same as that of George W Bush.

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Letters

Border line; Abused child; Trotskyist mote; Correction; Kautskyan; Surprise vote; Soviet power; True vote; Simple; Military tips; Rambo

To save the planet, fight for a red world

Capitalism is showing itself to be totally incapable of cutting back on carbon emissions, writes Eddie Ford

Metaphor for neoliberalism

Dubai collapse points to continuing crisis, writes James Turley

The polemical alternative

Peter Manson reports on the latest debates of CPGB members and supporters

Splendid talking shop

James Turley reports on the Historical Materialism conference

Solidarity with workers key priority after June election

Chris Strafford reports on the annual general meeting of Hands Off the People of Iran

Multicultural burrowing strategy

Mike Belbin reviews Kwame Kwei-Armah’s Seize the day Tricycle Theatre (ends December 19)

Ahmadinejad’s possible role in savage beatings

The Mail on Sunday (November 29) published a photograph purportedly showing Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the regime’s London consulate in April 1984. Comrades from the Fedayeen (Minority), who had forced their way into the building, were imprisoned and severely beaten by Iranian staff. Yassamine Mather was a member of the Fedayeen (Minority) at the time and spoke to the Weekly Worker about the incident

A northern giant

David Douglass reviews Keith Armstrong's 'Common words and the wandering star' University of Sunderland Press. pp296, £7.95

Child abuse, the church and the Irish state

Anne Mc Shane reports on the child abuse scandal engulfing the Catholic church in Ireland. The case for a secular republic and confiscating the church’s property could not be stronger

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