Socialists and “Green” politics – Letter and Reply

Earlier this year we received a letter from a reader of the British Socialist Appeal who says the magazine put too much importance on one factor that contributes to climate change, human-induced emissions of “greenhouse” gases. In his answer Phil Mitchinson looks at the broader aspects of pollution, climate change and so on and stresses the need for a radical, socialist transformation of society if we are even to begin to tackle these vital problems.

If Honda Ruled The World (Letter to the Editor)

In this letter to the editor, Todd Jordan of UAW Local 292 in Kokomo, IN discusses the new Honda plant about to open in the area and what the effect will be for the working people there.

"New jobs and new opportunity, but at what cost? A generation of temporary workers is the catalyst of a temporary nation."

Socialist Appeal Interviews FRETECO Activist Miguel Campos

The Workers International League interviewed Miguel Campos, an activist with FRETECO in Venezuela while he was in St. Louis, MO for the National Rank and File Conference held there the weekend of November 4th and 5th.

Interview with Ryan Eldred of Catch22

Catch 22Catch22, a punk/ska band of considerable popularity in the United States has just released a concept album on the life of Leon Trotsky entitled Permanent Revolution.  For many youth, listening to this album will be their introduction to Trotsky and his life.  We reproduce here a brief description of the album from the band’s website and an interview with Ryan from the band conducted by members of the Workers International League in the United States.

Interview with Lal Khan from Pakistan

John Peterson interviews Pakistani activist and author Lal Khan for New Youth Magazine, the forerunner to Socialist Appeal.