IT IS with great sadness that we have heard of the death of Jimmy Deane.
When I joined in 1958, Jim was general secretary of the organisation
that became Militant, Militant Labour and the Socialist Party (CWI
section in England and Wales).
James Connolly (1868-1916), the Irish socialist revolutionary, Marxist
thinker and working class martyr, has been included amongst ’100
Greatest Britons’ in a BBC online poll, the results of which were
Our society has an obscene gulf between rich and poor. The private
assets of the 200 richest people are more than the combined incomes of
the poorest 2.4 billion people - almost half the world’s population.
THIRTY YEARS ago the ’Watergate’ political scandal rocked US capitalism,
exposing the corrupt and reactionary intrigues of the Nixon presidency
and its spy agencies. Today, US president George Bush is reactivating
the state’s surveillance powers - a threat to socialists and the
organised working class.
"The credit system appears as the main lever of overproduction and over
speculation in commerce solely because the process of reproduction,
which is elastic in its nature, is here forced to its extreme limits.
THE US, the most powerful economy in the world, responsible for a third
of world output, is reeling with shock. This time there are no foreign
terrorists who can be held responsible for disaster striking. It is
capitalism itself that is responsible.