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Chomsky's parallel lives

25 Jan 2007

Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group concludes his examination of a political enigma

Left network launched

18 Jan 2007

Dave Isaacson reports on the January 13 launch conference of Socialist Youth Network, the Labour Representation Committee's youth organisation, at the University of London Union

US establishment anarchist

18 Jan 2007

Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group continues his examination of the Chomsky enigma

The Chomsky enigma

11 Jan 2007

How is that a powerful critic of US imperialism has been regarded as a valued asset by the US military? In the first of three articles Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group begins his examination of the life and work of Noam Chomsky

No anti-communist witch-hunts

11 Jan 2007

Members of Communist Students have been banned from a new 'open' socialist youth organisation set up by supporters of the John McDonnell campaign. James Turley and Tina Becker report

Decriminalise sex work

04 Jan 2007

How should the left relate to sex workers? Following the murder of five prostitutes in Ipswich, Peter Manson spoke to Ana Lopes of the International Union of Sex Workers (

CS conference debates way forward

14 Dec 2006

At the founding conference of Communist Students in Sheffield on Saturday December 9, some 20 comrades, most of them not members of the CPGB, were present. Ted North reports

Fantastic reality - Marxism and the politics of religion

14 Dec 2006

Religion is back with a vengeance. George Bush and the US christian right, holy Tony Blair and Britain's islamophobia, Russia's reinstalled orthodox church and India's saffron communalism, the toxic evangelicalism sweeping Africa and Latin America, Saudi Arabia's puritanical wahhabism and al Qa'eda's terrorism of spectacle, the Iranian theocracy and everywhere, it seems, the escape into the trench warfare of religious identity. But what is religion? In this extract from the introduction to his new book, Jack Conrad shows that the answer is not as straightforward as it might first appear

Multiculturalism: facing both ways

14 Dec 2006

Tony Blair's December 8 speech on multiculturalism shows that his government has no coherent programme to deal with the fact that the majority of British muslims oppose his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and are in general deeply alienated. Jim Moody reports

Holy diplomacy amid coup rumours

07 Dec 2006

The pope's visit has laid bare the deep divisions in Turkish society. Esen Uslu of the Communist Party of Turkey reports

No strategy for free education

07 Dec 2006

Low-key rally

07 Dec 2006

Dave Isaacson reports from the so-called 'conference' of Student Respect, which attracted no more than 80 people - a reflection of the state of the organisation nationally

Manchester warning

30 Nov 2006

The potential for Student Respect in alliance with the Federation of Student Islamic Societies to make a breakthrough in student politics - and the contradictory results this would have for political and social life on the campuses - has been illustrated by the spat on Manchester University's Student Direct. Emily Bransom reports

No resolutions, no democracy

30 Nov 2006

Dave Isaacson reports on the forthcoming 'conference' of Student Respect

Red and green

30 Nov 2006

Do you have to be red to be green?' was a debate between Pete Dickenson of the SP and the Green Party's 'male principal speaker', Derek Wall. Simon Wells reports