Workers' Liberty 7, June 1987

Reviews from Workers' Liberty 7, June 1987

Submitted by AWL on 28 December, 2010 - 6:31 Author: AWL

A collection of book and essay reviews from June 1987. Titles and Authors:

'The Truth About AIDS', Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick; Don Milligan

'The End of the Third World', Nigel Harris

'The Making of the Soviet system: Essays in the Social History of Inter-War Russia', Moshe Lewin

'The Development of Capitalism in Africa', John Sender; Shiela Smith

'Lilian Hellman - The Image, the woman', William Wright

'Argentina - From Anarchism to Peronism' Ronaldo Munck, w/ Ricardo Falcon & Bernardo Galitelli

'Hungarian Tragedy', Peter Fryer

Letters and replies from Workers' Liberty 7, October 1987

Submitted by AWL on 28 December, 2010 - 6:16 Author: AWL

Letters and replies sent to Workers' Liberty 7, October 1987:

* Zionism, Israel and the play, 'Perdition': Tony Greenstein and John O'Mahony

* Not an inch! Geoff Bell replies to Workers' Liberty on Northern Ireland

* Kitch-Trots tango: John Alloway on the Workers' Revolutionary Party's (WRP) call for an open conference of Trotskyist Groups.

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CLR James: An interview on black politics

Submitted by AWL on 28 December, 2010 - 6:04 Author: AWL

C L R James joined the Trotskyist movement in the mid-'30s after coming to Britian from his native Trinidad; later he moved to the US and took part in the discussions with Trotsky published in the pamphlet 'Leon Trotsky on Black Nationalism and Self-Determination'. In this interview James also talks about his contact with James Connolly's daughter Nora, and his work in launching the first agitation for the independence of colonial Africa, in the 1930's, with George Padmore.

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A future turned sour: Modern architecture, capitalism and the left

Submitted by AWL on 28 December, 2010 - 5:57 Author: Martin Thomas

We now see the bare steel, glass and concrete blocks of 'modern' architecture as epitomising capitalism and bureaucracy. Yet the 'modern' style was originally associated with the left. What went wrong?

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Labour's Youth: Student 'soft left' and the bureaucrats

Submitted by AWL on 28 December, 2010 - 5:29 Author: Sandra Cartlidge

In 1987 Labour's youth movements are set for re-organisation under proposals from Tom Sawyer, chair of the Labour Party NEC's Youth sub-committee. The proposals would abolish LPYS (Labour Party Young Socialists, a predecessor of 'Young Labour') representation on the NEC - instead it would be elected by a new structure, involving the Labour Party student organisation and trade union youth sections as well as the existing LPYS.

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