Ukrainian coal miners defy national protest ban to go on strike

The following article, written by Kateryna Semchuk and Thomas Rowley, highlight’s Ukrainian coalminers continued preparedness to organise in defiance of the Ukrainian state. This was first posted by openDemocracy. Miners and management at a state-owned coal operation in western Ukraine have called a strike over what they say is an attempt to seize control of…

Unions and ‘left’ politicians backing a national unity project is a bad idea, actually

The following article, written by Joe Glenton, on the collapse of the Labour Left and trade union leaders in the face of the state-orchestrated royalist offensive was first posted by The Canary. UNIONS AND ‘LEFT’ POLITICIANS BACKING A NATIONAL UNITY PROJECT IS A BAD IDEA, ACTUALLY Not long ago Britain’s large trade unions seemed to…

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…

There is only one form of racism that the GMB opposes – ‘antisemitism’ – in other words it supports Israeli Apartheid

The following article first posted by Tony Greenstein outlined the hypocrtical stance of the GMB leadership over its attitude to racism, and its consistent backing for Labour’s right wing. THERE IS ONLY ONE FORM OF RACISM THAT THE GMB OPPOSES – ‘ANTISEMITISM’ – IN OTHER WORDS ISRAELI APARTHEID  The first time I became aware of…

Historic defeat of the Right in Colombian elections

The centre-left candidate Gustavo Petro has defeated right-wing Rodolfo Hernández in Colombia’s presidential elections. The outcome of the election reflects the people’s hatred of the right, but Petro has little to offer the working classes of Colombia. This article, written by Milton D’Leon,  was first posted by Left Voice (USA).   HISTORIC DEFEAT FOR THE…

Scottish nationalism’s trade union problem

The following article written by Ewan Gibbs was first posted on bella caledonia. It points to the forthcoming RMT strike highlights the class divide between the SNP leadership, ever eager to bow to both Scottish and multi-national corporate interests, and their hostility to organised labour.  But the sacrifices demanded from the working class now would…

The GMB union just scabbed on Deliveroo workers

The following article, written by Stephen Topple, exposes the GMB’s role in helping the bosses to undermine independent trade unions,It was first posted on The Canary blog.   THE GMB UNION JUST SCABBED ON DELIVEROO WORKERS   A notorious food delivery company has just signed a deal with an equally contentious trade union. It reeks…

May Day – a Ukrainian tradition

On May Day 2022 we are posting this  article from the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign about the tradition of celebrating May Day in Ukraine,   MAY DAY – A UKRAINIAN TRADITION Ukraine Solidarity Campaign extends May Day greetings to the labour movement and all working people in Ukraine. May Day 2022 is taking place in circumstances…

P&O, Brexit Britain and Empire2

This  is a slightly edited version of an article by Allan Armstrong, first posted by bella caledonia.  P&O, BREXIT BRITAIN AND  EMPIRE2 P&O, or what became the Peninsular and Orient Steam Navigation Company, was established in 1822. One of its co-founders, Brodie McGhie Willcox, was a London ship broker. When he died in 1862, he…

EL&SD – Ukraine coverage since 2013

Below we are posting links to all the articles EL&SD  has posted on Ukraine since 2013, along with some other links to related articles.   EL&SD COVERAGE OF UKRAINE SINCE 2013   Ukrainian coal miners defy national protest ban to go on strike – Kateryna Semchuk & Thomas Rowley, openDemocracy, Ukraine declares support for Israel;…