Doubling down on double standards – the Ukraine propaganda blitz

  We are posting this article from Media Lens in response to the mainstream media coverage of the war in Ukraine. This reminds that those fighting back against  similar brutal onslaughts in Palestine, Yemen and  Kurdistan are ignored or vilified by BBC and other media outlets.   DOUBLING DOWN ON DOUBLE STANDARDS – THE UKRAINE…

Former Left Bloc partners crushed by (social democratic) Socialist Party in Portuguese elections

We are posting this article from Left Voice (USA) translated from the one which first appeared in  IzquierdaDiario.es. The Left Bloc (along with the Portuguese Communist Party) had joined a coalition with Antonio Costa’s Socialist Party in 2015.  The Left Bloc like Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain is an essentially Left social democratic…

EL&SD coverage of Migration

    The issue of migrants has been very important for the RCN. The RCN was central to getting the SSP to support the free movement of people and affiliating to ‘No One Is Illegal’.  After ceasing to be a platform in the SSP on June 22nd 2012 , the RCN continued placing emphasis on…

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…

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…

Imperialism is responsible for Omicron

The following article. written by Sam Carliner of Left Voice (USA), highlights the role of imperialism in the mergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19   IMPERIALISM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OMICRON With capitalism acting as an incubator for pandemics, and vaccine nationalism preventing an effective global response, it is no surprise that the Omicron variant…

Repression of migrants at the Poland-Belarus border: a humanitarian crisis created by imperialism

This article by Frankie Levine was first posted by Left Voice (USA). Not mentioned, but also significant is the UK government’s commitment of British armed forces to back Poland (and undermine the EU leadership). The British Tory Party has the same international affiliation as the racist Polish Law and Justice Party. At the same time…

Police intimidation at Cop26

We are posting two pieces concerning the police intimidation and kettling of the Young Communist League contingent on the Cop26 demonstration in Glasgow on November 6th.  The first is by Mike Small of bella caledonia; the second is a statement from the YCL Central Committee.    1. POLICE INTIMIDATION AT COP-26 Saturday saw one of…