WW archiveIssue 954
21 March 2013
Pope Francis: Silence equals complicity
Far from being a new broom or reformer, writes Eddie Ford, the new pope is a reactionary to his marrow
Unless you possess a very strong stomach, mainstream media coverage of the new pope (aka Jorge Mario Bergoglio) has been truly revolting. A tidal wave of idiotic, euphoric banality. Then again, what else do you expect from the likes of the BBC, which always genuflects before anything that appears strong, powerful and ancient?
Safe space; Rape sanity; Aunty Tom; Dinosaur; Ad feminem; Alpha-males; Full frontal; Unsanctioned; Playing politics
Tina Becker reports on the campaign to reinstate Sheffield PCS union rep and Weekly Worker supporter Lee Rock
Ten years after the height of the mobilisation against the Iraq war, Mike Macnair calls for an end to the politics of the anti-imperialist united front
The intensifying feminist offensive against the far left is the bitter fruit of our collective political mistakes, argues Paul Demarty
Civil servants are striking for a decent pay rise and to defend pay and conditions. But, asks Dave Vincent, will the current strategy win?
As part of our appeal for assistance with legal costs, Weekly Worker editor Peter Manson provides an update
Communist Students member Callum Williamson reports on his campaign during the Univeristy of Westminster Union student elections
The contending parties cannot agree on how to make workers pay for the crisis. Toby Abse reports
David Douglass reviews: Adrian Kerr, 'Free Derry: protest and resistance'. Guildhall Press, 2013, pp224, £11.95
Peter Manson thinks that the SWP leadership needs to stop doing its ostrich impression
Robbie Rix is always happy to get feedback from our supporters