Defend Our Democratic Right To Know – Free Julian Assange Now

Steve Freeman gave a talk on Julian Assange Case at an RCN Zoom meeting on 8.11.20. He has now written this up and we have posted it below. This is followed by two comments, one by Seamus McGuigan, the other by Connor Beaton of the Republican Socialist Platform. DEFEND OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHT TO KNOW – FREE…

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…

Biden: A Transition To Neo-Trumpist Populism?

E&L is posting the following three articles on the situation in the USA after Biden’s presidential electoral victory. Far from heralding a new “progressive” era, or even a return to “normality”, Biden is already preparing the grounds for  a neo-Trumpist populist backlash. The first article by M. K. Kumar in the USA looks at the nature…

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…

We Fought Trump, Time To Fight Biden Too

This article from Left Voice in the USA criticises those illusions in Joe Biden, similar to those in Sir Keir Starmer, who believes he can be pressured from the Left. Biden was bankrolled by major sections of Wall Street finance and Silicon Valley and these are the interests he will serve. At long last, it has…

British Government Threatens To Break International Law – So What’s New?

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) commenting on the widespread surprise over Boris Johnson’s preparedness to break UK agreements. This is something with a history that long precedes Johnson’s Right populists. For England, there is no alliance that holds, no treaty which is respected, no truth which matters. Charles de Gaulle in his…

Julian Assange – Trial Of The Century

We are posting this appeal on behalf of Julian Assange, which was first sent out by Diem25. JULIAN ASSANGE – TRIAL OF THE CENTURY A murderous system is being created before our very eyes” – Nils Melzer, UN Special Reporter on Torture The trial of Julian Assange taking place right now at the Old Bailey…

Tories Enshrine Impunity For British Security Sources In Law

Connor Beaton of the Republican Socialist Platform has written the following article about the Johnson government’s the latest Overseas Operation Bill. British security forces will gain explicit legal cover to commit crimes at home and abroad under new laws proposed by the UK’s right-wing Tory government with little – if any – resistance from the…

Demands To Dismiss Garda Commissioner After ‘Unquiet Graves’ Documentary

We are posting this article  from  Republic media on Facebook, which examines the activities of Irish Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, exposed in the RTE documentary, Quiet Graves. Unquiet Graves, the 2018 documentary detailing the story of the notorious Glenanne Gang, and their collusion with the RUC and British security forces, was aired on Wednesday evening…

Fascism: Ireland’s Illusion Of Immunity Begins To Pall

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) which questions the complacency of the Left about the possibility of a growth of fascist forces in the Republic of Ireland. Over the past decade there have been many boasts from liberals and leftists claiming immunity from a fascist threat in Ireland. Gay rights, abortion, social…