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Women’s Assembly: how not to organise

On 22 February around 200 women attended the Women’s Assembly in London. Joy Macready reports Tightly stage-managed by Socialist Action and Counterfire, the top-table speakers were predominantly Labour, Green Party…

RMT: strike forces management climb-down

The prospect of a second two-day strike was enough to force London Underground (LU) to back down. Previously, they had intended to impose their “Fit for the Future” plan to…

Ukraine: neither Moscow nor Berlin, but workers’ internationalism

Ukraine: neither Moscow nor Berlin, but workers’ internationalism

Over the last month, thousands of people have occupied Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Their protests were initially provoked by President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to suspend negotiations for…

The French Parti de Gauche: Old Wine in a New Bottle

By Marc Lasalle The Parti de gauche (PdG), founded by Jean-Luc Mélenchon in 2008, aims to unite all the forces to the left of the social-democratic Socialist Party. This article…

Broad lefts or rank and file?

Broad lefts or rank and file?

There is renewed interest in rank and file trade unionism among sections of the far left at the moment. Here we publish a guest article by Tim Nelson of the…

The poverty of recovery

By KD Tait Six years into the recession women, young people and part-time workers have suffered the biggest drop in living standards since records began in the Victorian era. The…

Beijing, Tokyo: playing with fire

By Peter Main Are China and Japan locked into a course towards war? A review of the dynamics and motives suggests they are not, yet.   The scenario is eerily…

Argentine Trotskyists report electoral success

By KD Tait In recent elections in 2013, the Frente de Izquierda y de los Trabajadores (Left and Workers’ Front, FIT), a coalition of Trotskyist groups, won more than a…

WP No. 376 January-February 2014

The January-February issue of our monthly paper. Read as PDF      …

Tube workers to strike to defend jobs and safety

By Jeremy Dewar RMT members on the London Underground have voted by 77 per cent to strike against nearly 1,000 job cuts and the proposed closure of all 268 ticket…