WW archive > Issue 800 - 14 January 2010

Accentuate the positive

At last the establishment of a left unity electoral coalition has been confirmed by the highly secretive 'core group'. But, asks Mike Macnair, is this unity built on sand?


Pro-nuclear; Decline; Gotha; Contempt; Free speech

Trouble at the top

More than corruption revealed in Northern Ireland, writes James Turley

Winning members that Left Unity cannot reach

Dave Vincent reports on the re-election of Mark Serwotka as general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union

Know your enemy

Tony Greenstein looks at the obstacles placed in the way of the pro-Gaza mobilisations by Egypt and Hamas

Delusion, distractions, dialectic

Mike Belbin reviews James Cameron's new blockbuster 'Avatar'

Old myth exposed

Dave Douglass reviews John Charlton's 'Don't you hear the H bombs thunder? Youth and politics on Tyneside in the late 50s and early 60s' (Merlin, 2009, pp202, £14.95)

In defence of long waves

Arthur Bough replies to Mike Macnair on the nature and prospects of contemporary capitalism

Web of possibility

As this paper attains another milestone, Mark Fischer looks at its prospects and changing relationship with the internet

'Reformists' fear revolution

The attempt by the two wings of the Iranian regime to shelve their differences is unlikely to defuse the mass movement, writes Yassamine Mather

A lot to find

Robbie Rix explains why we need to raise our monthly target

Left Platform trounced

Peter Manson reports on an overwhelming victory for Martin Smith and the central committee

SUPPLEMENT: Kautsky, Lenin and the 'April theses'

Could Karl Kautsky - the 'pope' turned 'renegade' of orthodox Marxism - have influenced Vladimir Ilych's 'April theses'? Here we print a Karl Kautsky article from April 1917, translated into English for the first time by Ben Lewis. It is introduced by Lars T Lih, a historian based in Canada, who has been at the forefront of re-examining the complex relationship between these two widely misunderstood figures of the 20th century workers' movement

SUPPLEMENT: Prospects of the Russian Revolution

By Karl Kautsky. translated into English for the first time by Ben Lewis

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