In her usual style Naomi Klein provided many interesting facts, but
failed to reach any concrete conclusions of how we can or whether it is
actually necessary to abolish capitalism. In essence she would like
another kind of capitalism, a more humane capitalism, which of course
is utterly utopian.
The left wing Labour MP John McDonnell has tabled an Early Day Motion
condemning the murder of Danilo Anderson, the Venezuelan prosecutor
investigating the April 2002 military coup against president Chavez.
Elections can provide us with a snapshot of the political mood of
society at a given moment. Yet if we restrict ourselves to who won and
who lost they can teach us very little. This is the editorial from the
current issue of the British Socialist Appeal.
Thousands of workers gathered in Coventry (UK) at the end of November
to protest against the closure of the Jaguar plant in Brown’s Lane with
a projected loss of 1150 jobs. From the December issue of Socialist
We republish this article on the referundum on the EEC Common Market,
written by Ted Grant in 1979. The article explains that the struggle
against a capitalist common market needs to be linked to the struggle
of changing society on socialist lines, as the struggle against the
European Constitution today must also be.
We publish this article written by Ted Grant just before the general
election in Britian in 1979. The article demonstrates that the Tory
policies were doomed to failure because of the sickness of British
capitalism and that the reforms offered in the Labour Party programme
were unattainable on a capitalist basis. The only way to carry out
these reforms and take society forward was the nationalisation of the
means of production, and the creation of a planned economy under the
democratic control of the working class.