Newry, Mourne And Down Council Workers’ Strike

With employers using Covid-18 to attack workers’ jobs, pay and conditions, there has been the beginnings of a fightback. This article first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland) looks at the strike action taken by council workers in Newry, Mourne and Down council. Workers in Newry, Mourne and Down (NMD) took strike action on Thursday December…

Ruling Class Corruption And Capitalist Crisis

The following article by John Tummon looks at the recent exposures of corruption in the Tory government highlighted by the cronyism  for Covid-19 contracts Government Covid cronyism extends both to the appointment to key positions in its decision-making framework and to its’ award of contracts for carrying out services and providing equipment. This has now…

Further Political Developments In Ireland: North And South

We are posting the following two articles from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) in the current situation in Ireland, North and South. 1. STORMONT EXECUTIVE TAKES A RECKLESS TURN ON PANDEMIC For a long time Stormont has stood as a byword for sectarianism, corruption and incompetence. Under the pressure of the coronavirus crisis these features of the…

Trade Unionists Rally For Richie Venton And Extend Action

We are posting this follow-up article to the posting from Mike Picken of Socialist Resistance to the earlier posting from the Reinstate Richie Venton Campaign Trade unionists across Britain and Ireland are rallying to support Richie Venton following his sacking at IKEA Glasgow.  Mike Picken reports from Glasgow. A veteran trade union and socialist activist, Richie is the…

Jamie Driscoll On The Threatened Criminalisation Of Extinction Rebellion

It’s not often that we would post a piece by a Labour mayor, but Jamie Driscoll, Labour’s North of the Tyne mayor, made this very good response  to Boris Johnson’s and Priti Patel’s threat to criminalise Extinction Rebellion. “Extinction Rebellion could be treated as an organised crime group as part of a major crackdown on…

Extinction Rebellion Blockades Murdoch Press

We are posting this news item from Extinction Rebellion, following their blockade of Murdoch Press printers in Broxbourne, Liverpool and Glasgow. Dear rebels, Welcome to our Rebel Daily #4 – some of the only news available today! A team of over 100 rebels blockaded newspaper printers overnight, successfully preventing The Sun, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail…

Repression In Belarus Must End Demands IndustriALL

IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union jointly express their outrage, anger and protest at the disproportionate violence, persecution and arrests directed at people peacefully protesting the results of the presidential elections un Belarus on August 9.

In memory of Neil Davidson: The West – No Better Than All the Rest

Allan Armstrong was reading  How the West Came to Rule – The geopolitical origins of capitalism, by Alexander Anievas and Kerem Nisancioglum, as he learned of the tragic death of Neil Davidson. This book was influenced by Neil’s work on Uneven and Combined Development at a world scale. Allan has engaged in several debates with Neil…

RACISM – CALLING A DIFFERENT TONE

The Emancipation & Liberation Editorial Board (EB) is posting this article by Will Stratford of the Platypus Affiliated Society (PAS) in the USA about the Left’s response to the BLM protests. PAS is a Left propagandist think-tank. The  EB is taking up Stratford’s challenge to the Left to publish his arguments. We invite others to…