Weekly Worker issue 694 - October 25 2007
For principled solidarity
Yassamine Mather of Hands Off the People of Iran points to the renewed imperialist threats but warns against the anti-imperialism of fools
If anyone is in any doubt about the level of the threat of war against
Iran, I suggest they read the text of a speech by Tony Blair comparing
"Iran's extremism" to "rising fascism in the 1920s and 1930s" (The
Times October 19).
Life essence; SSP exclusion; Only boycott; Moron; Contradiction; Around the bloc; Pension reward;
Unity with al Sadr
Anne Mc Shane reports on the "international conference" organised by the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM)
Lies and confusion
After the exclusion of Hands Off the People of Iran campaign, along with Communist Students, from the Stop the War Coalition some quick-thinking members of the Socialist Workers Party decided to defend the expulsions on the social networking site, Facebook. Chris Strafford reports
Politics of exclusion
Andrew Murray, chair of the Stop the War Coalition, emailed Hands Off the People of Iran and Communist Students on October 12 announcing that their affiliation had been rejected. In this contribution to the STWC's October 19 national bulletin he tries to justify the decision
Plumbers and teachers
James Turley is not surprised that 10 years of Labour rule have not created a "classless society". But does class still matter?
Fight for the right to know
Benjamin Klein calls for postal workers to reject the settlement with Royal Mail and for an end to bureaucratic secrecy
A tiny step forward
Alan Stevens reports on the London conference of the National Shop Stewards Network
After his Moscow, Rees faces his Waterloo
The leadership of the Socialist Workers Party is not only fighting Galloway and his allies in Respect. Peter Manson shows that there is growing discontent in the ranks of the SWP itself
Wot? No left?
In the fight between George Galloway and the SWP, Mike Macnair is reminded of the debate between the Bukharinite 'rights' and the Stalinists in 1929-33