Ukraine Solidarity Campaign (Scotland) and solidarity with GMB workers at Beith

The following article was first posted by the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign (Scotland). UKRAINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN (SCOTLAND) AND SOLIDARITY WITH GMB WORKERS AT BEITH On Monday, September 18th, the UCS(S) supported a rally called by the GMB union at the DS Munitions Beith in North Ayrshire in support of the 70 GMB workers on strike against…

William Cuffay – the Chartists’ black leader

The following article was written by Tom Scriven, a historian of Chartism, socialism and 19th century radicals. This article first appeared in The Tribune. WILLIAM CUFFAY- THE CHARTISTS’ BLACK LEADER The son of a freed slave, William Cuffay played a key role in the struggle for democracy in Britain. A country which respected its history…

Stand with Ukraine: TUC backs their right to resist Russian aggression

The following article was written by Fred Leplat and was first posted by anti* capitalist resistance. This article explores the debates around the TUC’s resolution and argues for an independent working-class anti-war movement. STAND WITH UKRAINE: TUC BACKS THEIR RIGHT TO RESIST RUSSIAN AGGRESSION The TUC congress on 12 September adopted overwhelmingly a motion in solidarity with…

The politics of Welsh independence

Craig Lewis (RSP) has written this article for RSP and RCF members to bring us up to date about political developments in Wales. At a time when the Scottish independence movement is in limbo, it s good to see the advances being made in Wales. THE POLITICS OF WELSH INDEPENDENCE Support for Welsh independence has…

Love and magical thinking: from the Province of the Cat

The following article by George Gunn was first posted on bella caledonia,. LOVE AND MAGICAL THINKING FROM THE PROVINCE OF THE CAT Next year in September will be the tenth anniversary of the 2014 referendum campaign. Although the result was gut-wrenchingly disappointing those who were 16 then and first-time voters will be 26 in 2024,…

EU imports of Russian gas soar 40% since invasion of Ukraine

The following article by Hannah Sharland was first posted by  The Canary. It highlights the EU’s hypocrisy in claiming to fully support Ukraine in the war against Russian imperialism. EU IMPORTS OF RUSSIAN GAS SOAR 40% SINCE RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE New research has revealed that the European Union (EU) has raised its imports of Russian liquified…

Greater than the Sum of Our Parts – Feminism, Inter/Nationalism and Palestine

Mary McGregor reviews Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts: Feminism, Inter/Nationalism, and Palestine by Nada Elia. This has also been posted by bella caledonia. GREATER THAN THE SUM OF OUR PARTS, FEMINISM, INTER/NATIONALISM AND PALESTINE True liberation only comes when oppressed groups rise together in solidarity and recognize the interconnectivity of our struggles. At…

The unbearable manicheanism of the “anti-imperialist” left

This article, written by Willam I. Robinson was first posted by anti*capitalist  resistance. It critically examines the contradictory logic and regressive politics of the contemporary “anti-imperialist” left that opposes capitalist exploitation by the West but turns a blind eye to repression by non-Western states opposed to Washington. Manicheanism is  an ancient philosophy that interprets the…