Cuts and cat-fights

The Conservative Party's annual conference produced a lot of empty rhetoric, a few concessions for the right and one clanger from the front benches, writes James Turley - but no surprises

As I write, commentary on the ongoing Conservative Party conference is focused not on David Cameron’s ‘can-do optimism’, not on the news that effectively the wheels have fallen off George Osborne’s economic strategy, with the estimate for UK economic growth over April-June cut to 0.1%, and not even on the impending euro zone catastrophe. No, it has been focused on a cat called Maya.

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Left rut; Greenwash; Energy primary; Refreshing; De jure; Jarrow fatigue; Petty stuff

Web of intrigue

Robbie Rix hopes there's light at the end of the tunnel

Besancenot: go beyond outdated national borders

Last weekend's Europe Against Austerity event adopted the aim of a 'day of industrial action' across the continent in 2012. Peter Manson reports on the conference's strengths and weaknesses

Building for November 30

Chris Strafford reports from protests at the Conservative Party conference

A second go at unity

Our history: attempts at communist unity did not end with the CPGB's founding congress.

Suffocating lack of democracy

Delegate Jim Moody gives his impressions of the Liverpool Labour Party conference

Saving labour or capital?

Does the rate of profit tend to fall? The traditional Marxist argument upon which this theoretical proposition is based is badly flawed, argues Moshe Machover

Explaining the longevity of the theocratic regime

It is riven with contradictions, corrupt, internationally isolated and opposed by the majority of its own people. Yet the Iranian regime survives. Yassamine Mather looks at the long history of struggle against the Islamic Republic

Imputed consciousness and left organisations

Andy Wilson was part of a panel of three comrades who addressed the CPGB's Communist University in a session entitled 'They fuck you up, the left'. This is an edited version of his speech

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