The strange rebirth of Stalinism

The following article by Colm Breathnach was first posted by the Irish Independent Left.  It draws our attention to the strange revival of Stalinism and how it can act as a conduit to the Hard Right. THE STRANGE REBIRTH OF STALINISM If you were suddenly transported from the aftermath of the fall of ‘communism’ in…

Earthquake in Turkey: the state versus the people

The following article by Sarah Glynn first appeared in bella caledonia.  It ends with a financial appeal to an organisation which can get aid through to the people, despite  the Turkish government’s attempt to use the earthquake to crush the opposition. EARTHQUAKE IN TURKEY: THE STATE VERSUS THE PEOPLE What do you do when you…

Scrap plans to give cops more power, say women as David Carrick jailed for life

The following article written by Anita Mureithi was firs posted by openDemocracy. A Met officer has been locked up for dozens of rapes. Yet Suella Braverman’s priority is clamping down on protesters SCRAP PLANS TO GIVE COPS MORE POWER, SAY WOMEN AS DAVID CARICK IS JAILED FOR LIFE “Mark Rowley [the Metropolitan Police commissioner] is…

Revealed: Russian oligarch dodged sanctions over Mayfair mansion

 Boris Johnson making a big noise about supporting Ukraine, in its struggle against the Russian imperial invasion, provides a useful cover for the Tories’ and City of London’s continued links with corrupt Russian oligarchs, with strong links to the Putin regime. Indeed not a few on the Hard and Far Right admire Putin’s regime. The…

The rise of the proto-fascist Right highlights the crisis of the whole system

The following article written by Ezra Brain was first first posted by Left Voice (USA). It shows that the recent fight over Kevin McCarthy’s becoming Speaker of the House reveals how divided and polarized the Republican Party is. Out of this crisis, a proto-fascist wing of the Republican Party has emerged, strengthened and empowered after…

Social Movement (Ukraine) – looking back at 2002

The following article is a review of the 2022 achievements of the Social Movement (sotsialniy rukh) in the struggle for a free and just Ukraine. It was posted by Anti-Capitalist Resistance. SOCIAL MOVEMENT (UKRAINE) – LOOKING BACK AT 2002 The year 2022 opened a new tragic page in the history of Ukraine and the world.…

No more divide and rule – fight for trans rights!

The following article by trans activist Leslie Cunningham exposes the lies and hypocrisy behind the Tory attack on trans rights and democracy in Scotland. It was first posted by rs21. NO MORE DIVIDE AND RULE- FIGHT FOR TRANS RIGHTS The Tory Government confirmed this week that they intend to use Section 35 of the Scotland Act…

‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ review: An ahistorical film that rings hollow

This review of The Banshees of Inisherin is by Jenny Farrell, an associate  editor of Culture Matters, who also written for the Communist Party of Ireland’s Socialist Voice. It was first posted by the People’s World. THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN REVIEW: AN HISTORICAL REVIEW THAT RINGS HOLLOW International film awards are by no means a…

The SNP have joined forces with The Tories to create ‘green’ Scottish tax havens

The following two articles address the issue  of the SNP’s acceptance of Tory ‘freeports’. The first  by Jonathon Shafi was first posted by Novara Media. The second is an edited version of an article by George Gunn which first posted by  bella caledonia.  1. THE SNP HAVE JOINED FORCES WITH THE TORIES TO CREATE ‘GREEN’…

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,…