EL&SD coverage of republicanism

The Republican Communist Network and the Republican Communist Forum have been at the centre of the campaign to build support for republicanism in Scotland. his has involved upholding republicanism as the  sovereignty of the people against the UK’s  sovereignty of the Crown-in-Westminster. We have  criticised those who limit republicanism to anti-monarchism, which can provide cover…

Immigration: who benefits, who suffers?

The following article on immigration was written by Canadian socialist, Susan Rosenthal, and first posted on her blog. IMMIGRATION: WHO BENEFITS, WHO SUFFERS? There are basically two ways to respond to immigration: The racist response argues for a White Canada and accuses immigrants of taking jobs, housing, and social services away from White Canadians. These…

Labor Notes 2022 – which way forward for the movement?

The following article was first posted by Left Voice (US) in the run-up to the very well-attended Labor Notes conference held in Chicago in Chicago in June. Although specific to the situation of rising working class struggle in the USA, it makes many points which apply to the UK. with strong parallels between the role…

Ukraine declares support for Israel, condemns Palestinian ‘terrorism’

The following article first posted by Palestine Chronicle highlights the hypocrisy  the Ukrainian government in its support for the Israeli apartheid regime and continued ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Our support for the Ukrainian people resisting Russian imperial aggression, goes along with support for other people facing imperialist aggression whether in Palestine, Kurdistan or Xinjiang. UKRAINE…

Nany Pelosi is rolling the dice on World War 111

The following article by Ben Burgis was first posted by Jacobin. It looks at the implications of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. NANCY PELOSI IS ROLLING THE DICE ON WORLD WAR THREE  Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan — a pointless trip that ratchets up tensions with one nuclear-armed superpower just as the United States finds itself knee-deep…

Cyprus – An occupied island, a freedom fighter, a consociational republic in the eastern Mediterranean

    Andreas Andreou, a historian and freelance journalist from Cyprus, currently based in London, has sent us this fascinating. It emphasises the need to approach the issue of republicanism not merely as the absence of monarchy (although the long arm of the Uk state is still found in Cyprus) but a democratic issue based…

I’m a Ukrainian socialist: here’s why I am resisting the Russian invasion

The following article, written by Ukrainian socialist, Taras Bilous, who is serving in the Territorial Defence Forces, was first posted by Jacobin. I’M A UKRAINIAN SOCIALIST: HERE’S WHY I AM RESISTING THE RUSSIAN INVASION As a socialist and internationalist, I abhor war. But the basic premise of self-determination justifies the resistance of ordinary Ukrainians to…

Very much in control

This article, written by Moshe Machover, and first posted by Weekly Worker, makes an assessment of the strength of US imperialism in the world today. Moshe argues that the Left is doing little or nothing in the way of strategic thinking. VERY MUCH IN CONTROL In this article I outline a simple thesis that ought…

Remembering Jiyan Tolhildan

The following article written by Sarah Glynn was first posted on bella caledonia. Sarah writes this tribute to Jihan Tolhildan, a member of the Womens’ Defence Units (YPI), which form part of the Syrian Democratic Forces. REMEMBERING JIHAN TOLHILDAN Last Sunday, the United States Central Command extended condolences to three women fighters – members of…