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Nature and Programme: Wealth of nature and counterfeit Marxism

24 Jan 2013

Why does SWP Online insist on carrying anti-Marxist nonsense? Jack Conrad shows why root-and-branch change is long overdue

Supplement: Origins of the crisis in the SWP - part two

17 Jan 2013

Third-period Blairism and the necessity of demystifying Bolshevism, Jack Conrad continues his analysis of Cliff and the SWP's politics

The left: Rebellion, regroupment and the party we need

17 Jan 2013

Ben Lewis surveys the British left’s response to the crisis gripping the SWP, and calls for a radical change of culture

SWP's Tom Walker: Why I am resigning

10 Jan 2013

Tom Walker, (now former) Socialist Worker journalist, argues that the time has come to leave the SWP

Anti-Capitalist Initiative:Up the Swanny

06 Dec 2012

The Anti-Capitalist Initiative hosted two events over the weekend of December 1-2. Mark Fischer was not impressed

UTR: Sectarian and philistine

22 Nov 2012

The SWP’s fear of genuine debate was on grisly display throughout the day. Peter Manson reports on the Unite the Resistance conference

HM conference: Theory in exile

15 Nov 2012

The ninth annual conference of Historical Materialism journal provides a snapshot of the academic left, writes James Turley

China: Apologia with racist characteristics

15 Nov 2012

Once again, laments Eddie Ford, the Morning Star prostrates itself before the corrupt Chinese bureaucracy

Socialist Party: On a publicity high

08 Nov 2012

In an interesting session on events in South Africa and the local CWI body the Democratic Socialist Movement, Peter Manson thinks that a more serious approach to the SACP is needed

The Left: There’s no success like failure

11 Oct 2012

Tony Greenstein bemoans the continuing self-marginalisation of Britain’s far left

Overcoming a false dichotomy

27 Sep 2012

Where does the general election leave the Netherlands? Piet Potlood looks at the contending forces and points to the weakness of the left

Why the ship won’t sail

27 Sep 2012

Peter Manson reports on the misplaced efforts to talk up the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Where’s the action?

09 Aug 2012

The Tory-Lib Dem government has not produced a spike in industrial action, notes Paul Demarty. So what should be made of the left’s strike fetishism?

Ditch sects and fronts

03 May 2012

Last Saturday's launch of the Anti-Capitalist Initiative provided further evidence of an increasingly fractured, rightward-drifting left. Ben Lewis reports

For Labour affiliation

21 Apr 2011

Debate on the question at the Communist Unity Convention that founded the CPGB