Are circumstances now aligned for possible war in the Middle East?

 We are posting the following article by Paul Rogers  which was posted by openDemocracy. It examines the possibility of a new war breaking out in the Middle East, adding further to the  inter-imperial tensions over Ukraine and Taiwan.  ARE CIRCUMSTANCES NOW ALIGNED FOR POSSIBLE WAR IN  THE MIDDLE EAST? With instability in Iran, a right-wing…

Turbocharging Zionist colonialism

The following article was written by Moshe Machover and was first posted in the Weekly Worker. It looks at the signifcance of the election of a nee Netanyahu government in Israel with its Far Right component.  TURBOCHARGING ZIONIST COLONIALISM Negotiations to form a far-right coalition are still ongoing, but there can be no hiding Netanyahu’s…

Turkey and chemical weapons: the accusation no one wants to investigate

This article by Sarah Glynn was first posted on bella caledonia.  It describes the use of chemical weapons on Kurds living in northern Iraq by Erdogan’s repressive Turkish regime. The  Russian imperial invasion of Ukraine is being used by the USA to cover up its  imperial crimes and those of its allies, Israel in Palestine…

Nablus, mountain of fire – centre of a new Palestinian resistance

The following article, written by Mary McGregor of the Republican Socialist Platform, is based on her recent visit to Nablus in Palestine as part of the Dundee delegation.  It was first posted by Heckle. NABLUS, MOUNTAIN OF FIRE — CENTRE OF A NEW PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE For many decades, Nablus has been seen as one of…

Edinburgh marches against COP27

 The following article on the COP27 Coalition march, organised to coincide withe world wide protest against the COP27 leaders and corporate capitals’s continued attempts to greenwash their activities, was written by Stehen Topple and  first posted by The Canary.   EDINBURGH MARCHES AGAINST COP27 Several thousand people marched through Edinburgh on Saturday 12 November. This was…

Aneurin Bevan on the Socialist ambitions of the NHS

This article written by the Editorial Board of Tribune points out that decades on from the creation of the NHS, there is no scarcity of praise for the greatest social achievement in Britain’s history, but readers of the mainstream press today find precious little mention of its socialist roots. However, this article and interview are struck by…

The Republican wave crashes on the rocks of voter rejection

The following article, written by Ezra Brain, and first posted on Left Voice (USA) analyses the outcome of the mid-term elections and associated referenda in the USA. THE REPUBLICAN WAVE CRASHES ON THE ROCKS OF VOTER REJECTION In a contradictory result, voters have rejected the Republican hopes of a “red wave,” instead choosing to protect…

Trade unions backing down in the face of reactionary militarism is painfully British

The political weakness of many trade unions, including those led by the Left, is highlighted in this article by Joe Glenton, which first appeared in The Canary. Their acceptance of the existing UK state places a severe constraint on their actions. TRADE UNIONS  ARE BACKING DOWN IN THE FACE OF REACTIONARY MILITARISM  British trade unions…

BBC News changed a headline to make Keir Starmer look slightly less racist

Sir Keir Starmer is waiting for the British  ruling class to give his Labour Party their backing, if they lose confidence in the Tory party. This means taking on board much of the Tory agenda backed by the ruling class  – subservience to US imperialism, backing for apartheid Israel, Brexit, the state clampdown on protest,…