WW archive > Issue 996 - 06 February 2014

Left Unity: Reformulating principles, mapping out demands

Saturday February 8 will see the launch meeting of Left Unity’s Communist Platform and is open to anyone who is, or wishes to be, a supporter: 12 noon to 5pm, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1 (nearest tube: Kings Cross)


Same bracket ; Free rider ; Delusion ; United front ; US left ; Faking it ; Blame Maoism ; Laughing matter ; Peripheral?; Animal rights ; Proof at last

Ukraine: Great power tug of war

The US and the EU are on one side, Russia is on the other; the human victims are the Ukrainian population, writes Eddie Ford

Italy: Back into the centre of politics

Haggling over the new electoral law has given the former premier some breathing space, writes Toby Abse

Labour: Democracy versus patronage

The stench of leader loyalty hangs over the Collins proposals to ‘mend’ Labour’s trade union link, writes Stan Keable of Labour Party Marxists

Labour: Another Blairite collaborator

Paul Demarty wonders why Sally Morgan of Ofsted was allowed to collaborate with Gove in the first place

TUSC: Looking over its shoulder

Daniel Harvey reports on Tusc’s local election conference

Art: Postmodernism, fetishism and Marxism

Libertarianism is no substitute for a Marxist critique, writes Rex Dunn, as the ‘racist chair’ controversy continues to rage

Iran Review: Outrage comes cheap

Tom Munday reviews: Negar Azarbayjani, 'Facing mirrors', 2011

Climate change: Overcoming the division

Robert Hayes offers his comments on the floods that have hit south-west England


Robbie Rix knows exactly how you can help

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