Submitted by AWL on 4 August, 2008 - 7:42 Author: 'Workers' Action', No. 118, Sep. 30-Oct. 7, 1978
For the SWP, their involvement in anti-fascism is a major point of honour. From the 'Battle of Lewisham' to the current organising efforts against the BNP, the SWP has been "at the centre of struggle". This is only part of the truth.
The SWP's record on anti-fascism - as with a great many other things - is not as 'honourable' as they would paint it.
Submitted by dalcassian on 11 April, 2016 - 8:59 Author: Max Shachtman
What Do the Socialists Want? What is socialism? The simplest way to find the answer to these questions is to ask yourself: "What do I want? What do the tens of millions like me throughout the world want?" Everyone has different tastes, different ambitions, different hopes. But almost all are agreed in wanting durable peace in a world free of the scourge of war; security and prosperity in place of unemployment and low standards of living; freedom and equality in place of special privileges, special rights and special powers for the minority, in place of the rule of the many by the few.
Some architects defend hated modern buildings by saying "The Eiffel Tower (Crystal Palace, etc.) was hated in its day!" However, many modern buildings were not hated or protested about in their "day". It's now, after years of looking at them, that the outcry has come against soulless tower blocks and ugly offices. In their day they were praised.
Submitted by Daniel_Randall on 21 November, 2004 - 8:20
In 1959, based in Kuwait, Yasser Arafat started a magazine called Our Palestine. In the guise of another variant of Arab nationalism, the magazine, and the small group linked to it, al Fatah, in fact promoted something new: a distinct Palestinian nationalism.
For most people then the Palestinian question was a “refugee problem”, and a problem of “Arab land”, not the question of the rights of the Palestinian nation.