The Trump Protests Already Have A Precedent In The North Of Ireland

E&L has already pointed out the connection between Trump’s attempt to block the confirmation of 20120 presidential result, with prior US attempts, backed by the Democrats too, to subvert elections in Latin America. The following article, which is based one from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) shows a connection much closer to home – in the North of…

Notes On Transphobia

Emancipation and Liberation is reposting this article by Rowan Fortune of Anti-Capitalist Resistance, which has appeared on the Republican Socialist Platform website. The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. Karl…

2020 Was One Of The Deadliest Years For Migrants – And Not Just Because Of Covid

Emancipation & Liberation is posting this article by James Dennis Hoff of  Left Voices USA about the horrific number of migrant deaths in the EU and USA in 2020. On December 24, the bodies of more than 20 Tunisian refugees, including at least four pregnant women, were recovered after their boat sank in the Mediterranean…

Brexit – A New Constitutional Crisis

We are posting the following two articles on the Brexit. The first by Steve Freeman, posted on the Republican Socialist Network blog, highlights the nature of the constitutional crisis article brought about by Brexit. The second from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) is about the likely political impact of Brexit on Ireland and the illusion that this will pave the…

The Demonisation Of Assange Paves The Way For More Rape And Murder By The State

In the aftermath of the Julian Assange trial we are posting this article by Lisa Longstaff of Women Agains Rape. This is followed by a link to the Amnesty International petition, ‘The USA must drop charges against Julian Assange’. We are relieved the court ruled not to extradite Julian Assange to the US. His immediate…

“This Is Not What America Stands For” – Except, Uh, In Latin America

We are posting the following article by Nathaniel Flakin of Left Voices in the USA. This is response to all the nauseating hypocrisy coming from the Democrats and other neo-liberals about the USA’s great democratic traditions. The United States has long supported right-wing protests to subvert elections. This is so common that there’s a joke…

Whither Remain Or Will Remain Wither?

The ruling class has fully fallen in behind Johnson’s Brexit deal. After the Leave vote, May, assisted by Corbyn,  had already delivered them a new gastarbeiter scheme with cheap easily disposable migrant labour. Now after the December 29th vote to accept Johnson’s hard Brexit deal,  Daniel Hannan,* former Tory MEP and president of the Initiative…

What Is The Crown And What Is Republicanism?

Johnnie Gallacher of the Republican Socialist Platform has written an article updating some of the postings made earlier in our blog. We are posting this article along with a a list of other articles on the E&L blog addressing the issue of republicanism. This article is a synthesis and summary of several articles originally published…

The Trade Union Bureaucracy And Unionism In Northern Ireland

This article, originally posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland), highlights the ineffectiveness of the ICTU Northern Committee and trade union bureaucracy working within the parameters of the existing unionist state when it when it comes to protecting workers’ jobs, pay and condition. If the Irish Congress of Trade Unions through its partnership with the state is the…