Workers' Liberty 12-13, August 1989

The other Israeli: Adam Keller speaks to Workers' Liberty

Author: 
Adam Keller

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The first Palestinian intifada, the uprising that began in December 1987, left deep marks on Israeli society. Commentators often dwell on the growth of the far-right and Jewish fundamentalism. But there has been a parallel development on the left, as Adam Keller, an Israeli socialist who visited Britain in 1989, was keep to point out.

Which class rules in the USSR? A debate on the character of the Soviet Union

Author: 
Robert Brenner, Oliver Macdonald, Torab Saleh, Frank Furedi, Martin Thomas

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Workers' states, systems where new ruling classes exploit the workers, or societies with no ruling class at all? At Workers' Liberty 1989, Martin Thomas (Socialist Organiser), Robert Brenner (Against the Current), Oliver Macdonald (Labour Focus on Eastern Europe and Socialist Outlook), Frank Furedi (author of 'The Soviet Union Demystified'), and Torab Saleh from the Iranian Marxist group 'Socialism and Revolution' debated the nature of the Eastern Bloc.

New Times or class struggle: Debate between Socialist Organiser and Marxism Today

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Author: 
Mark Perryman and Alan Johnson

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Mark Perryman, from the editorial board of the Communist Party magazine Marxism Today, and Alan Johnson from Socialist Organiser, debated at the Workers' Liberty summer school in July 1989 on whether the watchwords for politics should be "modernising", "fragmentation", and "compromise" - or class struggle.

In defence of the French revolution

Author: 
Martin Thomas

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The Oxford dictionary dates the word "democrat" from 1790 ("an adherent or advocate of democracy; orig. opposed to aristocrat in the French Revolution"). It dates "revolutionary", in general use, from 1794; "liberal" in the modern sense and "constituent assembly" from 1801; "radical", from 1802; "socialist", from 1833.