Workers' Liberty 7, June 1987

Tony Greenstein's first polemic on "Perdition"

Jim Allen is accused of being "vainglorious, boastful" and the campaign against the banning of Perdition is described as being "smart" and "disingenuous" ("The Perdition Affair" by John O'Mahony, WL6).

Sean Matgamna takes a second look at "Perdition"

Tony Greenstein praises and justifies 'Perdition' by pointing to some of those who are against it. That's altogether too crude. Yet it is the normal standard of judgement used by the two-camps left in world politics.

Reviews from Workers' Liberty 7, June 1987



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



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



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


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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