Weekly Worker

The Weekly Worker defends Socialist Party over domestic violence/sexism row and tells more lies about AWL

(The Weekly Worker has replied to this statement; we have replied to their reply here.)

The Weekly Worker, newspaper of the "CPGB", has published an article alleging a Workers' Liberty attempt to cover up incidents of sexual abuse by a student activist (not an AWL member).

We are quite used to lies from the "CPGB" group, but their latest concoction is astonishing.

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Reply to Yassamine Mather

Political Islam as a reactionary anti-imperialist force with its own roots, its own dynamic, and its own autonomy, not just something "installed" or "deployed" by the USA.

Our 2006 introduction to Workers' Liberty 3/1, about Marxism and religion, has been much reviled on Facebook, but little criticised.

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A response to Patrick Smith's resignation

Instead of contributing to discussion and explaining his differences with the majority of the AWL on questions of Islamism, the definition of Islamophobia, and imperialism, Patrick Smith has decided to resign from the AWL, publishing a resignation letter on the website of the Weekly Worker group.

Patrick Smith's letter of resignation from AWL, published on the website of the Weekly Worker group, contains a number of serious distortions.

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Two and a half months' debate: socialism or vote-catching?

The "Socialist Platform" within Left Unity met on 14 September.

Over the next two and a half months, a fundamental debate will be run among some hundreds of left activists, most of them at present politically homeless and looking for a way forward.

At the founding conference on 30 November of the Left Unity group, the main debate will be between the "Left Party Platform" (LPP), proposed by Kate Hudson and others, and the "Socialist Platform" (SP), proposed by Nick Wrack, Soraya Lawrence, Will McMahon, Chris Strafford, Cat Rylance, and others.

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The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

"Brittle, Irrational and Childlike" - Response to Mark Fischer

On 4 April the Weekly Worker newspaper published a letter from Weekly
Worker/CPGB full-time organiser Mark Fischer referring to me (but not
mentioning me by name).

On 4 April the Weekly Worker newspaper published a letter from Weekly Worker/CPGB full-time organiser Mark Fischer referring to me (but not mentioning me by name). This is my response.

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

The CPGB on Vestas: ignorant or sectarian?

Author: 

Sacha Ismail

The Weekly Worker, published by the so-called "Communist Party of Great Britain" group, generally focuses its coverage obsessively on the activities of the far left. That fact is well known, and proudly defended by the CPGB. When the Weekly Worker does report on events in the class struggle, it is almost always through the lens of the left's involvement, or at least heavily peppered with references to the left.

The CPGB/Weekly Worker group's coverage of the Vestas struggle displays either ignorance or sectarianism - or both.

Trade Unions: 

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Open letter to the left from the SWP; and the AWL's reply

Open letter to the left from the SWP; and the AWL's reply
An open letter to the left from the Socialist Workers Party

It’s time to create a socialist alternative

Dear comrade,

Labour’s vote collapsed to a historic low in last week’s elections as the right made gains. The Tories under David Cameron are now set to win the next general election.

A welcome letter from the SWP calling for a united left and for "a conference of all those committed to presenting candidates representing working-class interests". We have replied positively.

The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

Third period tankie CPGB upset

Unwilling to debate the AWL in public, the so-called CPGB continues its snipping at us from the safe distance of its paper. In the latest WW (748) Lawrence Parker, apparently a “writer on the revolutionary oppositions within the post-war Communist Party” takes up our political characterisation of the CPGB as third period Stalinists.

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The AWL, Labour and the Left: 

WW and the Israel/Iran debate: what I got wrong

Author: 

Martin Thomas

I got something wrong in my previous comments on the current Weekly Worker campaign - which consists of wriggling out of debate with AWL on Israel and Iran and at the same time claiming that we evade debate with them.

I got something wrong in my previous comments on the current Weekly Worker campaign - which consists of wriggling out of debate with AWL on Israel and Iran and at the same time claiming that we evade debate with them.

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