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Italian Elections 2013: A shock for Eurocrats – and the Left

Dave Stockton Stock markets fell and EU leaders reacted in horror as the result came in from Italy’s general election on 24-25 February. Their hoped-for winners, “responsible” parties that would…

France’s New Anticapitalist Party’s congress fails to solve its crisis

The New Anticapitalist Party (founded in 2009) at first seemed a beacon of hope to the left, not just in France but also across Europe. Marc Lasalle looks at why…

The NHS needs action not words

  By Carla Turner Approaching a year since the Health and Social Care bill passed through Parliament, Carla Turner looks at the damage already done, what’s still to come and…

Jerry Hicks: ‘Let’s transform Britain’s largest union’

In an election that could rock the labour movement, rank and file candidate Jerry Hicks writes for Workers Power   There’s an election in Unite, Britain’s largest union with 1.5…

Marxism and Feminism

Revolutionary communists start from the view that working class women are the central agency in the struggle against their own oppression, aided at every step by class-conscious working class men.…

SWP: the struggle must go on

This article was published shortly before the announcement of resignations after conference. Nevertheless the article addresses issues relevant for all comrades committed to building a genuine revolutionary party – whether…

Revolutionary unity – a proposal

To choose the present moment to propose that the revolutionary left in Britain should unite its forces to build a new revolutionary socialist party will seem positively quixotic to most…

Democratic centralism in the International Socialist tradition

We have covered the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) Central Committee’s mishandling of the dispute concerning a rape allegation. But what is it about the SWP’s culture and politics that has…

Mali: French boots on the ground – fire fighters or arsonists?

“France represents only humanitarian interests,” insists French president François Hollande. It is a solely a case of the war on terror, an attempt to stop al-Qaeda gaining another Afghanistan or…

Editorial: let’s learn the lessons of 2012 | #369 February 2013

Read issue 369 here THE COALITION government is determined to start 2013 as it means to go on: by making workers, benefit claimants, pensioners and young people pay for the…