The promise and reality of vaccination

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) about the impact of the global imperialist order on Covid-19 vaccinations through out the world. The roll out of vaccination programmes across the world has raised hopes that the end of the Covid pandemic may be in sight. There are a number of vaccines currently in use…

Abortion abstention at Stormont – What is it that makes Sinn Fein a left party?

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland)highlighting Sinn Fen complicity at Stormont on helping to undermine the very limited abortion rights that exist in Northern Ireland.   ABORTION AT STORMONT – WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES SINN FEIN A LEFT PARTY? Among all the other elements of a dysfunctional and corrupt administration in…

Challenges for the Catalan left wing movement in 2021

This is the second article we are posting written by Lorena Sorantes, from Galicia in Spain, about the political situation in Catalunya. Introduction This brief article will be an attempt to enumerate and then explain the current challenges the Catalan left-wing movement is facing and will face from this year onwards . In order to…

The Paris Commune’s revolutionary ideas – 150 years on

This article by Ben Wray on the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune was first posted on bella caledonia. In the morning of 18 March 1871, a crowd of women in the Parisian working class district of Montmartre demonstrated. They were responding to the regular army of the French Government, fresh from defeat in a…

Clapham Bandstand: the birth of a new women’s movement?

This article on the police response to those women protesting the death of Sarah Everard was first posted by Anti-Capitalist Resistance Across the globe, especially in Latin America, violence against women has been the catalyst over the last few years for a new birth of feminist protests. Ni una menos (not one more) has also…

What We Have Learned up to 2021

1) Another world is possible – a joyful, creative, new world communism which emancipates us all from oppression and frees us all from exploitation, and which forms a new sustainable relationship between humanity and the environment. 2) “The history of all hitherto existing class society is the history of class struggles.” The enforcement of patriarchy…

Expensive, dangerous and unnecessary

We are posting tan edited version of an article by Eddie Ford which first appeared in Weekly Worker. With the Right moving Paul Mason now advocating new nuclear power stations as an alternative to carbon based energy, this article makes the case against. The solution to global warming does not rely on going over to…

Archie, Oprah and the Battle for George Square

We are posting this article by Mike Small of bella caledonia. It highlights the wider political significance of the the latest events in Glasgow’s George Square on 7.3.21 following the police facilitated march of Rangers supporters. We shouldn’t pretend that the display of violence in George Square, the police complicity, the ‘exposure’ of racism within…

Continuing shambles from Brexit to Ex-Brit

This article by Peter Middleton was first posted on Facebook. It looks at the links between the Loyalist paramilitaries and the DUP and how Brexit is reinforcing these. As I wrote a few weeks ago, during the decades of the so-called Troubles while unionist terrorists may have pulled the triggers it was unionist politicians who…

Alex Salmond, the Holyrood enquiry and the Scottish Left – a republican response

Allan Armstrong has written this article in response to the Holyrood enquiry. It examines the underlying role of the Crown  and why this should be of concern to any genuine democrat. Alex Salmond’s statement and evidence to the Holyrood enquiry on February 26th has led to much fevered comment from a salivating London-based unionist media (including…