British jobs for British workers?

The struggle for jobs at Bombardier must not be diverted by sectionalism or nationalism, urges Peter Manson

The July 23 demonstration of up to 10,000 people against the threatened closure of train-makers Bombardier, and consequent loss of over 1,400 jobs, was hugely impressive, especially for a town like Derby, with 230,000 inhabitants. Bombardier workers are determined that the plant shall not close and they have won broad support among the local population.

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Letters

Learn lessons; Disappointing; Abysmal; Dirty work; Oppressor role; Fit; Cul-de-sac; Unclean

Maoism with pretensions

Mike Macnair reviews: Alain Badiou's 'The communist hypothesis' (translators D Macey, S Corcoran) London 2010, pp279, £12.99

Still on outside

Unions remain banned by Rupert Murdoch. Julia Owlerton reports on the NUJ's attempt to get back into News International and the inadequacy of the union left

Solidarity with Ireland

A young CPGB sought to rouse the movement in Britain

Reformists crave reconciliation

The Iranian regime is deeply divided, but what are the prospects for the democracy movement that filled the streets in 2009-10? National chair of Hands Off the People of Iran, Yassamine Mather, spoke to Mark Fischer

Eager to debate with others

Mark Fischer underlines that all are welcome at Communist University

Norway massacre and state bans

We have no problem with self-defence, writes Michael Copestake

Politics of press freedom

Rather than relying on bureaucratic solutions, argues James Turley, the left needs a dynamic approach to the media

Facing debtgeddon

Greece has defaulted in all but name and the US treasury is only days away from running out of funds. Eddie Ford looks at the ongoing crisis

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