“This Is Not What America Stands For” – Except, Uh, In Latin America

We are posting the following article by Nathaniel Flakin of Left Voices in the USA. This is response to all the nauseating hypocrisy coming from the Democrats and other neo-liberals about the USA’s great democratic traditions. The United States has long supported right-wing protests to subvert elections. This is so common that there’s a joke…

The trade union bureaucracy and unionism In Northern Ireland

This article, originally posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland), highlights the ineffectiveness of the ICTU Northern Committee and trade union bureaucracy working within the parameters of the existing unionist state when it when it comes to protecting workers’ jobs, pay and condition. If the Irish Congress of Trade Unions through its partnership with the state is the…

US Crisis And Repocratic Politics

In the following two articles, Daniel Lazare looks at the legacy of ‘Repocratic’ politics. in the USA. In the first he emphasises the role of the US constitution in creating the stalemate in US politics. In the second he shows how Trump has boxed Biden in over US Middle East policy. This follows the Democrats’…

Colombia: Drugs, War And The ELN

E&L is posting this article by Gearoid O’ Loingsigh on the political situation in Colombia and the hypocrisy of its government in its handling of drugs trafficking (often quite literally!) Furthermore, the article also shows how the City and the UK’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies helps with the laundering of drug money. The issue…

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…

The British Left and the UK State

  Below is an outline of the Contents and the concluding chapter of The British Left and the UK state, written by Allan Armstrong.  The article  addresses the need for a socialist republican ‘internationalism from below’ strategy to address the current challenges the Left faces. The full article  can be read at:- https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/the-british-left-the-uk-state-1-3.pdf _____________ From…

From Grey To Red Granite – Viewing the Left, the Scottish Question and the Nature of the UK State through the Lens of Neil Davidson’s Writings and Political Work

Below are the Contents and Introduction to Allan Armstrong’s article, From Grey Granite to Red Granite – Viewing the Left, the Scottish Question and the Nature of the UK state through the Lens of Neil Davidson’s Writings and Political Work. The full article can be read at:- https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/from-grey-to-red-granite.pdf   Contents

Trade Unionists Rally For Richie Venton And Extend Action

We are posting this follow-up article to the posting from Mike Picken of Socialist Resistance to the earlier posting from the Reinstate Richie Venton Campaign Trade unionists across Britain and Ireland are rallying to support Richie Venton following his sacking at IKEA Glasgow.  Mike Picken reports from Glasgow. A veteran trade union and socialist activist, Richie is the…

The Weimarisation Of US Politics

Daniel Lazare makes a comparison between pre-Hitler Germany and politics in the USA today. Is the US nearing its Weimar moment? At first glance, any such analogy seems over the top. The Weimar Republic was born amid imperial defeat, revolution and civil war – a period that began when sailors mutinied in the Baltic port…

The Zionist attempts to close down debate on Zionism lies In ruins

We are posting this article by Tony Greenstein following the Labour Representation Committee’s AGM, in which John McDonnell too, partly broke from the Board of Deputies ‘banned list’ which was borrowed from apartheid South Africa. ZIONIST ATTEMPTS TO CLOSE DOWN DEBATE ON ZIONISM LIE IN RUINS At last Saturday’s Labour Representative Committee AGM John McDonnell…