People who call for tactical voting are pissing into the wimd

 We are reposting this article by Ricky from his Council Estate blog, which examines the real nature of the Labour Party. Although written from an English/British perspective, which ignores the likely impact of a Starmer-led Labour government in Scotland, Ireland and Wales, it clearly sees that such a  government would represent ‘Boris-Lite’ (or perhaps ‘not…

May Day international greetings to all

     MAY DAY INTERNATIONAL GREETINGS TO ALL For a Republican Internationalist Coalition    to challenge to the UK state and British imperialism                                                                …

Challenging the constitution – a review of Peter Cannell’s ‘Scotland after Sturgeon’

Allan Armstrong writes a review of Pete Cannell’s Scotland after Sturgeon CHALLENGING THE CONSTITUTION   Anyone reading Pete Cannell’s Scotland after Sturgeon will acknowledge his fair-minded approach to Nicola Sturgeon.  In terms of mainstream politics, Sturgeon, whilst leader of the SNP and Scotland’s First Minister, was “easily the most popular politician in the UK”.  Pete…

Review | The Communist Road to Capitalism and The Left in China

Charlie Hore of rs21 has published  a review of two books by Ralf Ruckus, entitled The Communist Road to Capitalism and The Left in China. In his most recent book, Ruckus points to the need for the Left to break away from Campism in the light of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. To help achieve this,…

Scotland’s travails from England   (or Scotland’s travails and England’s woes)   

The following article, written by Steve Freeman of the Republican Labour Education Forum in England, locates  the current travails of  the SNP and its impact on the wider Scottish independence movement in the wider crisis of the post-war UK state and British social monarchy. It points to the need for a republican approach in Scotland…

In memory of Marco Bocjun, 1951-2023

The EL&SD EB is very pleased to repost this tribute  by Chris Ford of the Ukrainian Solidarity Campaign.  It is to Marco Bocjun, a leading Socialist from Ukraine. Before the war in Ukraine broke out, the Republican Socialist  Platform, recognising the historical significance of Marco’s contributions, hosted a meeting to discuss his  book, The Workers’…

Remembering George Padmore

The following article on Trinidadian revolutionary, George Padmore, written by Perry Blankson, was first posted by the Tribune. REMEMBERING GEORGE PADMORE Trinidadian socialist George Padmore was born in 1903. His Pan-African organising helped to build the struggle against colonialism in the West – and to push independence struggles towards Marxism. Of all the many figures…

The growing political crisis in France

We are posting this article by David Kellaway of anti-capitalist resistance. It describes well the growing working class resistance to  Macron’s proposed pension counter-reforms.  It is followed by a statement from the Fourth International affiliated New Anti-capitalist Party (NPA). In a comment at the end, EL&SD EB member, Allan Armstrong makes some additional points about…