Editorial comments on the ongoing influence of Stalinism in the British labour movement, the need for a campaign to defend the welfare state, and calling for justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Workers' Liberty 19, March 1995
Can groups of activists who recoil from building political organisations and organise instead around academic journals or in friendship circles play a useful role in building the left?
Is the idea of a literary "canon" inherently bourgeois?
"The great thing is to get the working class to move as a class; that once obtained, they will soon find the right direction, and all who resist will be left out in the cold with small sects of their own."
An extract from Ken Coates' book Clause Four, Common Ownership and the Labour Party.
Formal equality before the law is relatively new for black people in the USA. Until the 1960s they suffered under a "Jim Crow" system not far from apartheid. The story of Odell Waller shows how monstrous it was.
A symposium on the IS-SWP tradition, including a contribution from ex-IS/SWP National Secretary Jim Higgins.
An interview with Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin, who faced death threats from Islamists for speaking our for women's rights and freedom.
Is Islamic religious dress such as the veil a tool of oppression or a symbol of anti-imperialist resistance? What should socialists say about religious fundamentalism?