UKRAINIAN UNIONS URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY

We are posting two pieces form the Ukrainian Solidarity Committee The first is statement following the Honchurak government’s attack on labour and social rights. The second is a report on the demonstrations held in Kyiv on January 15th .   1. UKRAINIAN UNIONS URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY Ukrainian unions urgent appeal for solidarity On 28 December…

HANDS OFF IRAN STATEMENT ON KILLING OF QASSEM SOLEIMANI

  E&L is reposting this statement from Hands off People of Iran on response to the US killing  of Qassem Soleimani     FIGHT ON TWO FRONTS Trump’s reckless drone assassination was a godsend for the reactionary theocratic regime in Tehran Hands Off the People of Iran unequivocally condemns the United States assassination on January…

NEW DECADE, NEW APPROACH – WELCOME TO BACKSTOP COUNTRY

E&L are posting this link about the reconstitution of the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly. It was first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland).    NEW DECADE, NEW APPROACH – WELCOME TO BACKSTOP COUNTRY     The New Decade, New Approach document restoring the local executive in the North of Ireland marks a return of the…

THE IMPACT OF THE DECEMBER 12TH GENERAL ELECTION ACROSS THE CONSTITUENT PARTS OF THE UK

Allan Armstrong follows up his article, The Continued Rise of Right National Populism and Reactionary Unionism in the Run-up to the December 12th General Election (http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2019/12/09/the-continued-rise-of-right-populism-and-reactionary-unionism/). He examines the impact of the general election results across the constituent parts of the UK and the prospects for the immediate future.    THE IMPACT OF THE DECEMBER 12th GENERAL ELECTION…

PROTESTS AND POLITICAL RHETORIC PUNCTURES COMPLACENCY OVER RACISM IN IRELAND

E&L is reposting this article first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland). This shows that the widespread belief in the absence of significant racism in Ireland is misplaced. Even in Ireland, which was long the subject of UK state and British racism, the post-2008 crisis and current  rise of the Right globally, has led to a…

MODI MIGHT HAVE FINALLY GONE TOO FAR

E&L has been following the rise of Right national populism throughout the world. One of its distinctive features is to redefine nation-states on ethnic (cultural) grounds, with one ethnic group holding supremacy and ‘others’ targeted  for oppression and sometimes repression. On 2018  the Israeli Knesset  introduced a new Nation-State Act, which provides constitutional underpinning for…

THE CREATIVE ECONOMY? – TOWARDS A CULTURE OF POSSIBILITY

Emancipation & Liberation has viewed cultural creativity as a significant arena in which to challenge the alienation associated with the the exploitation and oppression found under capitalism. We are reposting an article by Mairi McFadyen, first posted on bella caledonia, which provides evidence from the rural areas of Scotland.   THE CREATIVE ECONOMY? – TOWARDS…

SECTARIAN INTIMIDATION IN NORTH BELFAST

North Belfast has been a long standing area of sectarian intimidation. Until December 12th it was represented by the DUP’s Nigel Dodds who joined up with the hard core Loyalists at the  ‘Stop the {Brexit} Betrayal Act – Defend the Union’ meeting in Belfast’s Ulster Hall on December 6th. Like Emma Little-Pengelly, his fellow Loyalist…

FROM PRE-BRIT TO EX-BRIT – The Forging and the Break-up of the UK and Britishness

 Allan Armstrong’s new book From Pre-Brit to Ex-Brit – The Forging and the Break-up of the UK and Britishness is now available online at:-    https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/from-pre-brit-to-ex-brit-1.pdf  (Originally posted on 10.1.19, it has been updated following the December 12th UK and February 8th Irish general elections) This is an expansion of an article written in 2015…