The Gender Recognition Reform  Bill

The Gender Recognition Reform  Bill (GRR) was passed at Holyrood on December 22nd.  It has been described as “contentious” by the media and “railroaded”  by the Tories.  The Tories have threatened to block this bill at Westminster.  But there are also dangerous echoes of opposition from another tradition too.  rs21 member Graham Checkley examines the facts,…

Ukraine: Voices of Resistance and Solidarity

UKRAINE: VOICES OF RESISTANCE AND SOLIDARITY Lighthouse Books, 43-5 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB Saturday, 21st January, 7.00 – 8.00 pm. Speakers – Chris Ford, Ukraine Solidarity Campaign and co-editor of the book Taras Fedirko, Ukraine Solidarity Campaign, Edinburgh https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/ukraine-voices-of-resistance-and-solidarity The world is becoming an ever more violent and oppressive place. Competing imperialisms, some…

The Blair Show

The following article written by Jason Okundaye  was first posted by Tribune. It looks at the interaction of the Blair political project and the demonisation of the working class on reality TV. THE BLAIR SHOW At the last Queen’s Speech before the 2001 general election, then Prime Minister Tony Blair scolded William Hague by telling…

Chère Marianne, do you know why the Kurds are angry?

The following article written by Sarah Glynn was first posted by bella caledonia. It examines the response of the Kurdish community in Paris to the killings of three Kurds by a French racist. CHERE MARIANNE, DO YOU KNOW WHY THE KURDS ARE ANGRY? Around quarter of a million Kurds live in the Republic of France,…