WW archive > Issue 948 - 07 February 2013

SWP crisis: Programme and the programmeless

Why do communists place such importance on their programmes and why does the SWP central committee expel oppositionists who advocate developing one? Jack Conrad begins a short series of articles


Back in the USSR; Focus; Déjà vu; Uncomradely; Left-talking; Face it; Blat, blat; Touchy; Coalfest; Ha ha; Cheerleaders

SWP crisis: Green light for expulsions

The opposition is about to be given a new lease of life, writes Peter Manson

Left press and the SWP: The dog that didn’t bark

The silence of significant sections of the left on the Socialist Workers Party crisis is a symptom of sectarianism, argues Paul Demarty

Gay marriage: Cameron: from hero to renegade

For Eddie Ford, the gay marriage vote showed that the Tories are still the ‘nasty party’

Iran: Corruption, repression, fightback

Yassamine Mather reports on the chaos that is the Islamic Republic

Phil Piratin review: Tragic consequences

Lawrence Parker reviews: Kevin Marsh and Robert Griffiths, 'Granite and honey: the story of Phil Piratin, communist MP', Manifesto Press, 2012, pp256, £14.95

Owen Jones polemic: Babies and bathwater

Stan Keable of Labour Party Marxists thinks that Owen Jones has thrown out the democratic baby

An unreserved apology to Unite regional officer Wayne King

Fighting fund: Partisan

Robbie Rix thanks our partisan readers

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