WW archive > Issue 926 - 09 August 2012
Grasping the Olympic enigma
The hype and nationalistic overkill is enough to put off even the keenest of sports lovers, writes Peter Manson. But the left needs to maintain a sense of balance
Unbalanced; Ricardian; Sleight of hand; War class; No discussion; 40 years ago; Subjective
Our sport and theirs
Socialist Workers Party member Keith Flett contrasts todays corporate Olympics with the tradition of worker sport. This is an edited version of his speech to a CPGB London Communist Forum
Permanent revolution and the battle for democracy
Ben Lewis reviews: D Gaido and R B Day (editors and translators) Witnesses to permanent revolution: the documentary record Haymarket books, 2011, pp682, £25.99
Rebelling against rural values in Warrington
Shafilea Ahmeds honour killing, writes Eddie Ford, highlights the importance of rights and individual autonomy for young adults - especially women
Lawrence Parker reviews: Philip Bounds British communism and the politics of literature 1928-1939 Merlin, 2012, pp322, £18.95
Gore Vidal, 1925-2012
Where’s the action?
The Tory-Lib Dem government has not produced a spike in industrial action, notes Paul Demarty. So what should be made of the lefts strike fetishism?
Summer Offensive -Above our weight
Mark Fischer thanks our supporters for stepping up and takes on anti-cpgb red baiting