No to war in Ukraine

We are posting the following two statements on the threat of war in Ukraine. The first is an appeal from  the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign and the second is an  statement from the Executive Bureau of the Fourth International. 1. NO TO WAR – RUSSIA’S HANDS OFF UKRAINE We, socialists, trade unionists, scholars, activists for human…

Time for international anti-war solidarity with Ukraine

Both Russian and US imperialism are ramping up their challenges to each other.  Russian, and other troops in its Collective Security Organisation ,are threatening to invade Ukraine.  The US is continuing its attempts to bring NATO as close to Russian border as possible. Boris Johnson, partly to divert attention from his own problems, has already…

The Media Lens Book of Obituaries

We are following up are two recent postings on the coverage Desmond Tutu’s death with this posting by D.E. of Media Lens.  Referring to the Tutu case,  the article makes some more general points about the liberal media’s censorship when it comes to obituaries of significant political figures.    THE MEDIA LENS BOOK OF OBITUARIES…

British Brexit strategy hits the buffers – more chaos ahead

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) on the latest developments in the negotiations between the UK government and the EU following Lord Frost’s departure from the government and as chief  Brexit negotiator.   BRITISH BREXIT STRATEGY HITS THE BUFFERS – MORE CHAOS AHEAD Disagreement with covid strategy is not the reason for…

Open letter from Tony Greenstein to the Guardian after its coverage of Desmond Tutu’s death

We are posting the following open letter to the Guardian from Tony Greenstein, Itv is addressed to Kath Viner, and The Guardian‘s  Zionist gatekeeper, Jonathon Freedland, following the paper’s dedication to Archbishop Desmond Tutu following his death on 26.12.21.    OPEN LETTER FROM TONY GREENSTEIN AFTER ITS COVERAGE OF DESMOND TUTU’S DEATH    Do You…

Global Britain, Levelling up, Strengthening the Union

The following article by Allan Armstrong (RSP) was first posted by bella caledonia. It looks at the political significance of the appointment of Sir Tony Radakin to Chief of Defence Staff, using his speech to the Royal United Services Institute. This version also included a link to that speech and other references. GLOBAL BRITAIN, LEVELLING…

“Terrible step”: press freedom in danger as UK court clears the way for Julian Assange extradition

We are posting this interview in the aftermath of the UK court decision to extradite Julian Assange. Amy Goodman of Democacy Now speaks to Christophe Deloire, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders; Gabriel Shipton, Julian Assange’s brother and a filmmaker: and Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project. “TERRIBLE STEP”: PRESS FREEDOM IN DANGER…

Flag Commission stalemate

This article was originally posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland), It highlights the inability of the ‘liberal’ institutions set up after the Good Friday Agreement to effectively challenge continued sectarianism built into the  Stormont set-up.   FLAG COMMISSION STALEMATE   The Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition (FICT) was originally set up in 2016 The long-delayed report…