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Searching for ESF positives

May 18 2006

The politics CPGB comrades encountered in the various workshops and seminars at the May 4-7 European Social Forum show that the danger of organisational fragmentation the ESF faces stems from the programmatic crisis of the workers' movement across the continent, says Huw Bynon

Extremely pleasant, but...

May 11 2006

Over 35,000 people attended the fourth European Social Forum in Athens from May 4-7. While the organisation was generally good and the event enjoyable, the open question remains: what is the point of this biennial carnival - apart from deepening divisions amongst the left in the host country? Tina Becker reports

Minimal wage

May 04 2006

The WASG and the L.PDS have launched a campaign for a legal minimum wage in Germany - but €8 an hour is not enough

Ben Lewis

May 04 2006

CPGB comrade Ben Lewis stood as a candidate in the elections for the six vacant posts on the WASG national executive

ESF Athens, May 4-7 2006 :: Dangers of disintegration

April 27 2006

The European Social Forum is in real danger. All democrats and communists must work hard to prevent the whole thing simply falling apart. Despite our many criticisms, the ESF is currently the only real vehicle that exists for the cooperation of the European left, says Tina Becker

Difficult birth pangs

April 20 2006

April 29-30 will see conferences of WASG and the Linkspartei.PDS. Both are crucial for the working class in Germany. The formation of a fused party will be at the core of proceedings. Ben Lewis reports from Germany

'Reformism from above'?

April 13 2006

April 29-30 will see conferences of WASG and the Linkspartei.PDS. Both are crucial for the working class in Germany. The formation of a fused party will be at the core of proceedings. Ben Lewis reports from Germany

Merger opportunity

April 06 2006

Ben Lewis, a member of the CPGB and the German left party WASG, reports on the result of the Urabstimmung (membership ballot) within the WASG, which highlights widespread discontent over the leadership's bureaucratic manoeuvres in pursuing the merger with the Linkspartei.PDS ballot

Fight for unity, fight for principle

March 30 2006

Ben Lewis (a member of the CPGB and the German left party, WASG) reports on last week's regional elections in three German federal states and the local elections in the state of Hesse, which give a useful snapshot of the soon-to-be-united left

Democracy for the millions, not the millionaires

March 23 2006

The CNWP must aim for an SSP-type party, writes Dave Craig of the Revolutionary Democratic Group

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