After reporting on attempts to censure one member of Manchester LU, Complat supporter Laurie McCauley has been suspended from the branch, on the basis of spurious complaints about ‘privacy’ of branch matters.
As well as another report from Manchester, the Weekly Worker features several articles on transparency, the right to criticise, and the repeated failure of previous attempts to make it big by hushing up, and clamping down on openly expressed political differences:
Karl Marx stood for free speech, in the tradition of the first amendment to the US constitution, writes Eddie Ford
Laurie McCauley reports on his suspension from Manchester branch
Unity requires freedom to criticise, argues Paul Demarty
The precursor of ‘safe spaces’ was unsuccessful and destructive in past movements of the oppressed, writes Mike Macnair