The general strike and classical Marxism

THE GENERAL STRIKE AND CLASSICAL MARXISM We are posting a link to this article by Jack Conrad because  it makes some good general points regarding the history, nature, purpose and importantly limits of the General Strike tactic within a broad communist framework. In particular it emphasises the important distinction between ‘economic’ and consciously political struggles…

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…

As the climate crisis hits home, our governments are pouring fuel in the fire. Let’s stop them

This article from Climate Camp Scotland on the forthcoming Climate Camp in Aberdeen from July 26th to August 1sr was was first posted by bella caledonia.   AS THE CLIMATE CRISIS HITS HOME, OUR GOVERNMENTS ARE POURING FUEL ON THE FIRE. LET’S STOP THEM. Britain is baking. England and Wales, for the first time, face the…

Japan’s latest election brings the country closer to rearmament

The following article by Sam Carliner, written for Left Voice (USA)   shows how the Japanese parliamentary elections in Japan resulted in a victory for politicians who support advancing Japan’s military power and U.S. imperialism’s interests. JAPAN’S LATEST ELECTION BRINGS THE COUNTRY CLOSER TO RE-ARMAMENT  Parliamentary elections in Japan resulted in a victory for politicians who support…

The great merger – the rise of oligarchical politics

The following article on the increasing merger of the state and media was first posted by Media Lens.  THE GREAT MERGER THE RISE OF OLIGARCHICAL POLITICS Millions of people in the UK are beset by insecurities and worries about the rising cost of living. Fuel and energy prices are escalating, variously blamed on Brexit, Covid,…

The Highland Park shooting and American fascism now

The following article by Stephen F. Eiesenman outlines the possible lines of development of Fascism in the USA in the aftermath of the Highland Park shootings Illinois. It was first posted by Counterpunch.  THE HIGHLAND PARK SHOOTING AND AMERICAN FASCISM NOW Highland Park Memoirs I heard about it from my daughter, Sarah, in Chicago. “Dad,…

Nato preparing for inter-imperialist war with China and Russia

The following article by Gilbert Achcar, first posted by The Nation, outlines the need for a global peace movement opposed to all military alliances and the ongoing massive increases in defence budgets. NATO PREPARING FOR INTER-IMPERIALIST WAR WITH CHINA AND RUSSIA At the end of June, for the second time since the Spanish state joined NATO…

The NRA exists to keep profits booming and guns in the hands of the state and right wing

The following article, written by Ezra Bain, addressing the right wing nature of the National Rifle Association, was posted by Left Voice (USA) in the aftermath of the shooting of 19 children and 2 adults in Uvalde, Texas and 10 adults by a white supremacist in Buffalo, New York . THE NRA EXISTS RO KEEP…