The Socialist Workers Party leadership is attempting to divide the opposition. Taking the bait would be suicide, reckons Paul Demarty
When the attack begins, act as one
The Socialist Workers Party’s special conference looms ever closer. Though there are still a few aggregates to take place as I write, most of the delegate votes are in, and on any reasonable … read this post
Rather than relying on bureaucratic solutions, argues James Turley, the left needs a dynamic approach to the media (first published in the Weekly Worker)
Prior to the outrage in Norway, the news agenda had been dominated by the phone-hacking scandal, and the chaos into which it pitched the entire establishment.
The left press was no exception. The wanton depravity of … read this post
The central committee brushed differences under the carpet at the Socialist Workers Party annual conference. James Turley reports
If Ed Miliband were to be pressed into stepping down from the Labour leadership and the shadow cabinet announced that the top job should go to Alan Johnson, one would expect Labour Party members to be told why the leader of the … read this post
Claire Fisher reports on a disturbing outbreak of thuggery at Marxism 2010 – and Zuri Zurowski continues the story.
I’m writing as a member of the SWP. Attending Marxism has always been enjoyable for me – the opportunity to listen to debates within a left forum can be inspiring and help foster the belief that we can move forward together…. read this post
Laurie Smith sees the question of unity being further depoliticised.
The May 22 Right to Work campaign meeting at Friends Meeting House in central London was a big success organisationally. Over 600 attended. They were, however, in the main, members of the Socialist Workers Party, although ex-SWPers Chris Nineham and Lindsey German, who are now part of the Counterfire group, … read this post
Prepare for a political fightback, writes James Turley
On Saturday April 10, thousands are to gather in central London to march in defence of public services. The march is supported by all the major trade unions, and the organised left is, of course, expected to be out in force.
It is not difficult to see why. The election campaign is … read this post
Laurie Smith reports on last Saturday’s surprisingly positive conference of leftwing student activists
Over 100 student activists gathered on Saturday February 6 for the Convention Against Cuts and Fees. Hosted by University College London Students for Free Education and given the green light by both the Socialist Workers Party’s and Alliance for Workers’ Liberty’s student fronts, the convention was the … read this post
The Reesites no longer peddle the line that Iran is a democratic country. But despite Lindsey German’s resignation from the SWP, their support for the ‘green movement’, including the butcher Moussavi, shows that the comrades still have not learned what principled international solidarity is, says Tina Becker
On February 3 Campaign Iran organised a meeting in London to discuss ‘Iran: … read this post