[Marxism] Weekly Worker 787

Bhaskar Sunkara bhaskar.sunkara at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 06:33:23 MDT 2009


Weekly Worker 787 - Thursday October 1 2009

The latest edition of the Weekly Worker is now available on the CPGB
website at www.cpgb.org.uk/worker/787

In this week’s issue:

ANTI-BNP CLASS-COLLABORATION
The left’s spluttering response to Nick Griffin’s invitation to appear
on Question time reveals a floundering political strategy, argues
James Turley

LETTERS
Confused?; Sex security; Vetting vaccine; Quiet life; Eco-obsession;
Left out; Illuminating; Afghanistan; Language tool

YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP
With the general election now, at most, seven months away, what is
happening with left unity projects? Peter Manson surveys recent
developments

LIONS LED BY DONKEYS
Matthew Cobb, dubbed an anti-communist by the Morning Star, examines
the contradictory role of the French Communist Party during World War
II

THREATS OVER URANIUM ENRICHMENT AID REGIME
Ahmadinejad uses the ‘enemy without’ to justify increased repression,
arrests and the torture of the ‘enemy within’, writes Yassamine Mather

SUCCESS POSES NEW QUESTIONS
With an astonishing 11.9% of the vote at the September 27 national
elections, the German left party Die Linke now has 76 members of
parliament. Tina Becker reports

THE ‘NEW INDIAN’ TIGER
On October 6, the winner of the Man Booker prize will be announced.
All but one of the shortlisted works are ‘historical fiction’. Last
year, however, the winning novel was set in present-day India - The
white tiger by 34-year-old Aravind Adiga. Mike Belbin weighs up its
appeal to UK judges and asks whether or not it does credit to the ‘new
India’ of technological and cultural advance

ROOTED ON CAMPUS
Communist Students have been winning supporters at freshers fairs.
Chris Brandler reports from Manchester

WRITING ON WALL FOR BROWN
Brown’s primary objective at Brighton was to present himself as the
saviour of capitalism, writes Eddie Ford

TREMENDOUS
Robbie Rix gives thanks for payments, even guilty ones

A PDF version of the paper can be downloaded at
www.cpgb.org.uk/worker/787/787web.pdf



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