Weekly Worker issue 947 - January 31 2013

SWP crisis: Professor Callinicos and the dark side

Finally a member of the SWP central committee attempts to defend its conduct. Paul Demarty wishes he hadn’t bothered

By the time you read this, it will be the 11th hour - the eve of the bureaucratically imposed deadline for conference recall motions in the Socialist Workers Party, a diktat which has no basis even in the SWP’s abortion of a constitution.

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Letters

Unite scandal; No to cuts; Priorities; Not worthwhile?; Nothing learnt; Camouflaged; Deformities; Productivity; Regression;

SWP:Apparatus gears up for war

This weekend’s national committee meeting looks set to trigger a showdown, writes Peter Manson

CPGB aggregate: Seeking a positive outcome

Michael Copestake reports on the January 26 meeting of CPGB members, where the SWP crisis dominated the agenda

Coal and energy: Walking away from CO2 commitment

David Douglass finds government policy absurd, but not surprising

Europe: Tory civil war deferred

Cameron may have thrown a slab of red meat to the Eurosceptic right, but his problems are only just beginning, argues Eddie Ford

Argo review: How to distract the masses

Jim Moody reviews: Ben Affleck (director) 'Argo', 2012, general release

Kick Inside: Confined within the framework of Stalinism

Paul Flewers reviews: Lawrence Parker The kick inside: revolutionary opposition in the CPGB, 1945-1991, November Publications, 2012, pp118, £6

Israel: Implosion and polarisation

Moshé Machover gives his impression of the Israeli elections

Fighting Fund: Correct me

Robbie Rix checks his sums and thanks our supporters

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