Mary McGregor Reviews ‘A Kist Of Thistles’

Mary McGregor (RCN) reviews a new collection of radical poetry from Scotland ‘A KIST OF THISTLES ‘- AN ANTHOLOGY OF RADICAL POETRY FROM CONTEMPORARY SCOTLAND, EDITED AND INTRODUCED BY JIM AITKEN Too many people on the left still regard art and culture as peripheral to the class struggle. They fail to recognise that for millennia…

Emancipation & Liberation – Welsh Coverage 2002-2020

Following the posting of our Irish coverage, E&L is posting our Welsh and republican related coverage from 2002 to 2020 to promote a wider socialist republican ‘internationalism from below’ alliance 2021 BEYOND LEEK-FLAVOURED UKism – Robat Idris – Undod 2020 The British Left and the UK State – Allan Armstrong, RCN, Republican Socialist Platform From grey to…

John Manson – Socialist, Literary Critic, Translator And Poet (1933-2020)

Allan Armstrong writes about John Manson, socialist, literary critic, translator and poet who died on August 3rd. It was with considerable sadness that I learned of John Manson’s death a month after it occurred on August 3rd. John had been a “a non-party Socialist since the dissolution of the CPGB”[1] and a significant literary critic,…

Cultural Appropriation – A Reactionary Debate

E&L has appreciated the significance of cultural arena in the struggle for self-determination. We are posting this article by Gearoid O’Loingsidh which addresses the issue of cultural appropriation. In the world of identity politics and the myriad expressions of it, one topic pops its head up on a fairly regular basis, that of Cultural Appropriation.…

PAULINE BRADLEY SINGS ‘ONLY OUR RIVERS RUN FREE’

Pauline Bradley sings Only Our Rivers Run Free           also see:-   Pauline Bradley sings The Workers Song http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2020/06/15/14168/   Pauline Bradley sings about Helen MacFarlane on May Day http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2020/05/03/pauline-bradley-sings-about-helen-macfarlane-on-many-day/  

NEIL DAVIDSON MEMORIAL MEETING, 11.7.20

NEIL DAVIDSON MEMORIAL MEETING Saturday, July 11th, 20.00     Join comrades and friends in an online event to remember Neil Davidson who died on 3 May 2020. You need to REGISTER to receive details by email of how to join this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAof-yorjktEtGWmauKAb958o3TEgvpAD– Neil Davidson was a socialist militant and a highly innovative…

THE GEORGE FLOYD DEMONSTRATIONS IN IRELAND

These two articles from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) look at the response in Ireland (south and north) to the killing of George Floyd and then the response of the  PSNI and the Garda to these demonstrations. The first article argues for the power of solidarity in the face of shared exploitation and oppression rather the  ‘allyship’…

PAULINE BRADLEY SINGS ABOUT HELEN MACFARLANE ON MAY DAY

May Day Greetings Comrades and Friends. I sent this to the on line #VirtualMayDay PSI event and it was aired, Thank you. It’s from the play Rare Birds about revolutionary Scottish woman Helen MacFarlane from Barrhead, the original translator of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. However she was published under the male pseudonym of Howard Morton.…