Ecuador’s indigenous people are fighting neoliberal austerity in the streets

The following article on the mass protests of indigenous people in  in Ecuador, written by Margarita Valencia was first posted by Left Voice (USA).  ECUADOR’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING NEO-LIBERAL AUSTERITY IN THE STREETS Last week, Ecuador’s indigenous movement, mainly from CONAIE (Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador), called for massive protests against a fuel…

British atrocities in Afghanistan

The British government’s record of atrocities in Ireland during The Troubles and in Iraq have now been added to in Afghanistan as  this article by Irfan Chowdury first posted on bella caledonia shows. BRITISH ATROCITIES IN AFGHANISTAN Since Britain withdrew from Afghanistan in 2021, there has been practically no discussion in Britain of the atrocities that…

Nato preparing for inter-imperialist war with China and Russia

The following article by Gilbert Achcar, first posted by The Nation, outlines the need for a global peace movement opposed to all military alliances and the ongoing massive increases in defence budgets. NATO PREPARING FOR INTER-IMPERIALIST WAR WITH CHINA AND RUSSIA At the end of June, for the second time since the Spanish state joined NATO…

Historic defeat of the Right in Colombian elections

The centre-left candidate Gustavo Petro has defeated right-wing Rodolfo Hernández in Colombia’s presidential elections. The outcome of the election reflects the people’s hatred of the right, but Petro has little to offer the working classes of Colombia. This article, written by Milton D’Leon,  was first posted by Left Voice (USA).   HISTORIC DEFEAT FOR THE…

Why has Putin invaded Ukraine?

Allan Armstrong has written a two-part article, Why has Putin has invaded Ukraine?  The first part was  posted on bella caledonia and the Irish Left Archive.  This has now been amended following the helpful comments from Connor Beaton, Nick Steff and Sairah Tariq.  Part 2 has been posted on Allan’s Intfrobel blog.  The contents of…

Turkey makes ready to destroy Rojava

The Western media’s concentration on the  Russian imperial attack on on Ukraine has meant that it has largely ignored attacks by its own allies. The following article by Sarah Glynn, outlining Turkey and NATO member’s  plans to eliminate the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, was first posted on bella caledonia. TURKEY MAKES READY…

The radical history of English republicanism

The following article by Martyn Rush (Labour Momentum) on the history of English Republicanism, to coincide with the Elizabrit’s platinum jubilee, was first published in The Tribune. In modern Britain, the republican movement is largely a forgotten cause. That forgetting comes at the expense of a proud history attested to by writers like Clive Bloom…

The NRA exists to keep profits booming and guns in the hands of the state and right wing

The following article, written by Ezra Bain, addressing the right wing nature of the National Rifle Association, was posted by Left Voice (USA) in the aftermath of the shooting of 19 children and 2 adults in Uvalde, Texas and 10 adults by a white supremacist in Buffalo, New York . THE NRA EXISTS RO KEEP…

Scottish nationalism’s trade union problem

The following article written by Ewan Gibbs was first posted on bella caledonia. It points to the forthcoming RMT strike highlights the class divide between the SNP leadership, ever eager to bow to both Scottish and multi-national corporate interests, and their hostility to organised labour.  But the sacrifices demanded from the working class now would…

Sinn Fein election ‘victory’ blunted as DUP blocks Assembly formation

The following article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) analyses the results of the recent Stormont election. SINN FEIN ELECTION ‘VICTORY’ BLUNTED AS DUP BLOCKS ASSEMBLY FORMATION The huge significance of Sinn Fein becoming the leading political party in the north after its success in last week’s Assembly election has been emphasised in commentary across the board. …