frontline issue nine


Frontline issue 8 cover

Frontline is the bi-monthly journal of the International Socialist Movement, A Marxist Platform in the Scottish Socialist Party.
ISSN 1476-4773

Editor - Frances Curran
Layout and Production - Alister Black
Subscription and Distribution - Peter Johnstone
Design by Sabotage Graphics
Printed by Clydeside Press, Glasgow

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Think Globally Act Locally

Burning bridges with New Labour
Richie Venton looks at the impact of the Firefighters strike.

Socialist Alliance
James White looks at the progress of the SA and asks "What next?"

"The Broad Party, the Revolutionary Party and the united front."
We continue the debate around the question of the type of party that we need to build with two articles debating the question
John Rees - this is a link to the original article in the International Socialist journal, on the SWP website.
Murray Smith replies to John Rees.

Venezuela: The Revolution that hasn't been.
Virginia de la Siega on the latest developments for Chavez in Venezuela, and a readers reply to the article on this topic in Frontline 8.

Pakistan: Taliban in exile make big gains.
Farooq Sulehria reports on the recent elections in Pakistan which saw big votes for pro-Taliban parties.

We reproduce an excerpt from John Macleans historic speech from the dock.

George Grosz and the German Dadaists
Kenny McEwan looks at the radical artists who opposed war and satirized the Nazi's.

Alister Black reviews anti-war websites.