Free Pablo Hasél

We are posting this statement from the Republican Socialist Platform concerning the Spanish state arrest and imprisonment of Catalan rapper, Pablo Hasél. The Republican Socialist Platform condemns in the strongest possible terms the imprisonment of Catalan rapper Pablo Hasél. Pablo was convicted and now imprisoned in connection with tweets and songs taking aim at the…

Can reason end this witch hunt – Standing with Ken Loach

Sarah Glynn, who is a member of Edinburgh RIC, posted this article about the media treatment of Ken Loach on bella caledonia. It has also been posted on the Edinburgh RIC blog. When, last week, I wrote about attacks on academic freedom in Turkey, I didn’t expect to be following that article with one about…

Science, profit and anti-vaxxers

We are posting this article by Robert Belano of Left Voices (USA) which examines the relationship between science and capitalism, in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Understanding vaccine skepticism requires a look at the nature of health care and science in the U.S. The Capitol takeover in early January put American conspiracy theorists on…

The Stranglehold of the Hard Right is Tightening in Brexitland

We are posting these two articles from bella caledonia about the  Johnson’s Tory  government’s attempt to suppress any voices of opposition to their plans. 1. Threats to Free Speech 2. A Corporate Media Takeover for the Brexitland Era ____________ 1. Threats to Free Speech The stranglehold of Brexitland’s new right is tightening. As we explored…

Mass Farmers’ Strike In India

India has witnessed one of the largest strike movements in global history. This has involved many millions of farmers taking action against Narendra Modi’s Right populist and viciously sectarian government, which is strongly supported by the Tory government, and in particular, Priti Patel. The first article was posted by Women of Colour the day prior…

Notes On Transphobia

Emancipation and Liberation is reposting this article by Rowan Fortune of Anti-Capitalist Resistance, which has appeared on the Republican Socialist Platform website. The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. Karl…

2020 Was One Of The Deadliest Years For Migrants – And Not Just Because Of Covid

Emancipation & Liberation is posting this article by James Dennis Hoff of  Left Voices USA about the horrific number of migrant deaths in the EU and USA in 2020. On December 24, the bodies of more than 20 Tunisian refugees, including at least four pregnant women, were recovered after their boat sank in the Mediterranean…

Brexit – A New Constitutional Crisis

We are posting the following two articles on the Brexit. The first by Steve Freeman, posted on the Republican Socialist Network blog, highlights the nature of the constitutional crisis article brought about by Brexit. The second from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) is about the likely political impact of Brexit on Ireland and the illusion that this will pave the…

The Demonisation Of Assange Paves The Way For More Rape And Murder By The State

In the aftermath of the Julian Assange trial we are posting this article by Lisa Longstaff of Women Agains Rape. This is followed by a link to the Amnesty International petition, ‘The USA must drop charges against Julian Assange’. We are relieved the court ruled not to extradite Julian Assange to the US. His immediate…

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’…