This is worth a read!
Originally posted on Tendance Coatesy:
Frances O’Grady is again at the front of the latest Chartist (November), and Coatesy on French anarchism and Algeria at the back.
The left press certainly embraces a diversity of views.
Some notes, from a personal standpoint.
- There are still ‘party papers’ in the UK. Notably Socialist Worker and the Socialist. They have reports on their campaigns and – in the case of the latter – some valuable reports on Trade Unions. Their primary objective is to ‘build’ their organisations.
- When they report on international issues their views reflect support for their satellite factions. Even their more serious publications, such as (SWP) International Socialism, follow this strategy. For all Alex Callinicos’ many merits and the virtues of his close associates such as “toffy nosed” (as his comrades call him) Sebastian, they have not escaped from the James Cannon ‘Building the Proletarian Party’ approach .
- The Morning Star is an important resource for information about…
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