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…

The Supreme Court won’t listen to Assange, but the legal battle is still on

At  a time when journalists are being targeted and killed by Russian forces In Ukraine for highlighting war crimes, the US and UK governments are involved in a savage e attack on Julian Assange for exposing these states’ war crimes. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds. Sara Chessa brings us up to date withe latest developments.…

Self determination and sovereignty in Europe

This article by Mike Small was first posted on bella caledonia. It  highlights the Gadarene stampede to the Right by media commentators following Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Ian MacWhirter, for a short period a supporter of Scottish independence, but now following his longstanding attacks on public sector workers, followed by transgendered  people and environmental activists,…

Doubling down on double standards – the Ukraine propaganda blitz

  We are posting this article from Media Lens in response to the mainstream media coverage of the war in Ukraine. This reminds that those fighting back against  similar brutal onslaughts in Palestine, Yemen and  Kurdistan are ignored or vilified by BBC and other media outlets.   DOUBLING DOWN ON DOUBLE STANDARDS – THE UKRAINE…

Former Left Bloc partners crushed by (social democratic) Socialist Party in Portuguese elections

We are posting this article from Left Voice (USA) translated from the one which first appeared in  IzquierdaDiario.es. The Left Bloc (along with the Portuguese Communist Party) had joined a coalition with Antonio Costa’s Socialist Party in 2015.  The Left Bloc like Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain is an essentially Left social democratic…

National Maternity Hospital – time to get off the sidelines

We are posting this follow-up article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) on the politics behind the new National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. NATIONAL MATERNITY HOSPITAL – TIME TO GET OFF THE SIDELINES On the 25th May 2018 Irish citizens in the 26-county state voted to make abortion a legal right for women. Although admittedly within certain…

Freedom come all ye – Why we need a truly human and democratic communism

The RCN/RCF has always seen the need to connect anti-capitalist activities with providing a vision of the type of society we want and the means of achieving it. To this end we were engaged in debates in the commune.  One of the articles which Allan Armstrong, with assistance from Bob Goupillot,  contributed proved too long…

EL&SD coverage of Migration

    The issue of migrants has been very important for the RCN. The RCN was central to getting the SSP to support the free movement of people and affiliating to ‘No One Is Illegal’.  After ceasing to be a platform in the SSP on June 22nd 2012 , the RCN continued placing emphasis on…