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Sitting here in my American-made, union-made khaki slacks and sanded twill shirt (Union Line) and my Fruit of the Loom t-shirt (K Mart: Bismarck, North Dakota), I’m not quite sure what to make of this website.
But clearly someone has put a lot of earnest effort into it. And what the hell, it’s Friday.
Alan A adds:
David Aaronovitch returns to Iraq in his column in The Times today (£). He writes as we reach the tenth anniversary of the parliamentary debate that gave the go ahead for Britain’s part in the invasion of Iraq and two weeks before we had the anniversary of the ‘Great Iraq Demonstration’. A march that will forever [...]
We’re used to Guardianistas shilling for unsavoury strongmen and dictators. It’s the ABC of left-wing ‘progressive’ politics these days: hate your own liberal democratic country and cheer for Ahmadinejad, Bashir and Castro.
After the Middle East, Latin America is the Guardian-Left’s favourite spot. Hell, the former Mayor of London even set up a special relationship with Hugo Chavez. But [...]
Posted: February 16th, 2013 under The Left.
There have been a number of developments in the crisis that has been building in the Socialist Workers Party. This is one whereby the party’s Disputes Committee, which has been backed the Central Committee, exonerated one of their mates from the charge of rape. Numerous SWP student societies (SWSS) have indicated that they are with [...]
Gareth Dale notes that the Socialist Workers Party has been denounced as the Sexist Workers Party. I feel that is as good a name as any and worthwhile to use.
Judith Orr is the editor of Socialist Worker. She was invited to speak last Thursday at the University of East Anglia Feminist Society on Marxism, Feminism [...]
Since the SWP has been a prominent issue throughout the history of Harry’s Place, I thought this obituary of the SWP by Paul Anderson might deserve some attention:
Here is his conclusion:
after 9/11, the SWP threw itself into anti-war activism – and found itself new allies in the form of the Muslim Association of Britain and [...]
Richard Seymour has announced the formation of a new blog: International Socialism, designed for the arguments of the Socialist Workers Party oppositionists.
A post today is headlined: “Comrades need to stop complaining on the internet and bring their concerns to branch meetings…” This is a paraphrased view of the line that is coming to party members from the [...]
For those following the crisis in the SWP, Jim Jepps has been compiling a list of many articles that have appeared on the Internet that have discussed the matter.
Of all the recent commentary, the one I feel deserved of highlighting is Paul Richards’s contribution for Progress. Despite the claim by the Central Committee of the SWP that [...]
This is a cross post from Phil of A Very Public Sociologist. (Michael Ezra notes that Phil has substantial knowledge about the history of the SWP. This is not least due to the fact that a decent sized chunk of his PhD thesis was an analysis of the SWP’s activism in Britain. This particular blog [...]