Glasgow says “No Pasaran” to the Hostile Environment

This article written by Robina Qreshi, Director of Positive Housing , celebrates the  victory of the residents of Govanhill in Glasgow over the UK Border Agency. She refers to past battles in Glasgow over housing led by Mary Barbour; whilst only two days following the action on 13th May, more protestors condemning the lethal actions…

Edinburgh May Day Kill the Bill Demo

This article. written by Maria Elena Carpintero Torres-Quevedo, was first posted on bella caledonia. It provides an account to the Edinburgh solidarity demo, held on May 1st, to protest against the Tory government’s proposed new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. This International Workers Day, protestors in Edinburgh took part in one of many protests across…

The Alba Party and the Left in Scotland

The following article by Allan Armstrong (RCF) is the first part of his analysis of the Alba Party and the response of the Left in Scotland. THE ALBA PARTY AND THE LEFT IN SCOTLAND – Part 1 Introduction The public emergence of the Alba Party on 26th March has led to considerable political confusion on the…

No Evictions Network – Campaigning for asylum seekers’ housing rights

This article outlines the No Evictions Network’s campaign to promote solidarity and organisation in the face of social and state hostility. It is written by Maria Torres-Quevedo and first appeared in bella caledonia. Savan came to the UK seeking asylum; initially, he was “fighting against this social injustice and these kinds of policies alone”. He started engaging…

From Clapham to Bristol: The battle for the future has begun

We are posting this article by Neil Faulkner of Anti-Capitalist Resistance written in response to the events at Clapham Bandstand and Bristol.   FROM CLAPHAM TO BRISTOL  – THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE HAS BEGUN ‘Beautiful’ is how revolutionary Ernest Mandel described the sight of burning cars on the streets of Paris in May 1968. So,…

The promise and reality of vaccination

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) about the impact of the global imperialist order on Covid-19 vaccinations through out the world. The roll out of vaccination programmes across the world has raised hopes that the end of the Covid pandemic may be in sight. There are a number of vaccines currently in use…

Challenges for the Catalan left wing movement in 2021

This is the second article we are posting written by Lorena Sorantes, from Galicia in Spain, about the political situation in Catalunya. Introduction This brief article will be an attempt to enumerate and then explain the current challenges the Catalan left-wing movement is facing and will face from this year onwards . In order to…

The Paris Commune’s revolutionary ideas – 150 years on

This article by Ben Wray on the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune was first posted on bella caledonia. In the morning of 18 March 1871, a crowd of women in the Parisian working class district of Montmartre demonstrated. They were responding to the regular army of the French Government, fresh from defeat in a…

What We Have Learned up to 2021

1) Another world is possible – a joyful, creative, new world communism which emancipates us all from oppression and frees us all from exploitation, and which forms a new sustainable relationship between humanity and the environment. 2) “The history of all hitherto existing class society is the history of class struggles.” The enforcement of patriarchy…

Making Rewilding Part of a Socialist Future

We are posting this article by Alex Lee of Anti-Capitalist Resistance, which suggest that Socialists should take up the issue of rewilding, but reject attempts by capitalists to co-opt it for their own purposes. If you look in any popular bookstore these days, you’ll find books on rewilding…. There are books about rewilding your garden,…