The Gender Recognition Reform  Bill

The Gender Recognition Reform  Bill (GRR) was passed at Holyrood on December 22nd.  It has been described as “contentious” by the media and “railroaded”  by the Tories.  The Tories have threatened to block this bill at Westminster.  But there are also dangerous echoes of opposition from another tradition too.  rs21 member Graham Checkley examines the facts,…

The spinelessness of the Left’s ‘leaders’ marks the final defeat of Corbynism

The following article by Jackson Caine was first posted by Public Reading Rooms. It details the continued decline of the Labour Left and how its own leaders and platforms contributed to this. He had hoped that Corbyn, after the removal of the Labour whip, along with those Labour MPs who still back him, might have…

Wes Streeting has betrayed the NHS

The following article outlines Labour’s Shadow Secretary of for Health & Social Care, Wes Streeting’s moves  to help Sir Keir Starmer further privatise the NHS, It was  was first posted by Squawkbox. WES STREETING HAS BETRAYED THE NHS  And in 2018, he launched ‘disgusting’ tirade in predecessor Abbott’s face Starmer’s sidekick promoted despite his history…

Is this what democracy looks like?

The following article by Jonathon Shafi, of the Conter editorial board, was first posted on the Substack  blog. It outlines the SNP leaders’ accommodation to landowners in Scotland, and the Scottish Green leaders’ accommodation to the SNP, when it comes to renewable energy.  IS THIS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE? The latest in the great Scottish sell…

Gordon Brown’s new report and the Supreme Court ruling

Mike Small of bella caledonia has written this response to Gordon Brown’s report ‘A New Britain: Renewing our Democracy and Rebuilding our Economy’. He argues that this report collapses under the weight of its own incoherence. Instead of viewing this as a set of solutions for Scotland, it should be seen as Labour’s attempt to create…

Holyrood dismantles UN special rapporteur’s arguments against gender recognition reform

The following article by Alex/Rose Cocker was first posted by The Canary. It shows the misrepresentation of the status of the UN special rapporteur, who has been used by those who opposed gender recognition reform, and then deals with the rapporteur’s arguments.  HOLYROOD DISMANTLES UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR’S ARGUMENTS AGAINST GENDER RECOGNITION REFORM On 29 November,…

Elaine Murray – a remarkable woman

Elaine Murray was a remarkable woman. Being an active trade unionist and political campaigners were just two aspects of her full and rounded life. Many people – family, partners, friends, sisters, brothers and  and  comrades – attended her commemoration meeting. This was held on Thursday, December 1st in the Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh. This commemoration…

Distorted reporting of the 2021 census echoes a racist conspiracy theory

The  following article written by Benali Hamdache was first posted by openDemocracy.  It highlights the Right media’s calculated distortion of the 2021 UK census data,  and hoe liberal media like The Guardian has been  complicit in this.    DISTORTED REPORTING OF THE 2021 CENSUS ECHOES A RACIST CONSPIRACY THEORY Our lives are filled with bad…

Mary Brooksbank -125th anniversary of her birth

  Hi all, Please join us in Dundee next Saturday 10th December at 1pm for our annual Mary Brooksbank commemoration, this year marking the 125th anniversary of her birth. Mary Brooksbank is Dundee’s best-known communist and trade unionist. Growing up working in the jute mills like many working class women and girls of her day, she wrote…