[Marxism] Weekly Worker 785 (17/09/09) now available at cpgb.org.uk

Bhaskar Sunkara bhaskar.sunkara at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 14:41:59 MDT 2009


Weekly Worker 785 - Thursday September 17 2009

The latest edition of the Weekly Worker is now available on the CPGB
website at www.cpgb.org.uk/worker/785

In this week's issue:

THE FOUR WAGERS OF LENIN IN 1917
The Bolshevik decision to make revolution was based on four key
predictions, or ‘wagers’, says Lars T Lih: international revolution,
soviet democracy, peasant followership and progress towards socialism.

LETTERS
Consent confusion; No place; Prejudice; No surprise; Safety valve;
Contradiction; Hit first; Prison letter; Free Mahir; Support Sheida

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
Some people cannot distinguish a revolutionary alliance from class
collaboration. Peter Manson looks at the South African Communist
Party’s contradictions

REVOLUTION - SEXUAL AND DIGITAL
Eddie Ford sees an advance in Downing Street’s belated apology

FARCICAL AND REACTIONARY
Even by the standards of ‘paedo panic’ hysteria, writes James Turley,
plans to vet 11 million adults who come into regular contact with
children are absurd

LABOUR AND MINI-LABOUR
The Trade Union Congress saw a bit of prime ministerial honesty, a lot
of hot air, but nothing in the way of concrete measures to protect
workers from the effects of the ongoing economic crisis. Phil Ritchie
reports

SALMOND BANKS ON TORIES
The Scottish National Party has called for a referendum on
independence, writes Sarah McDonald. How should the left respond?

APPRECIATION
Robbie Rix urges you to use the now-working button to show it

A PDF version of the paper is available at
www.cpgb.org.uk/worker/785/785web.pdf



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