British atrocities in Afghanistan

The British government’s record of atrocities in Ireland during The Troubles and in Iraq have now been added to in Afghanistan as  this article by Irfan Chowdury first posted on bella caledonia shows. BRITISH ATROCITIES IN AFGHANISTAN Since Britain withdrew from Afghanistan in 2021, there has been practically no discussion in Britain of the atrocities that…

Historic defeat of the Right in Colombian elections

The centre-left candidate Gustavo Petro has defeated right-wing Rodolfo Hernández in Colombia’s presidential elections. The outcome of the election reflects the people’s hatred of the right, but Petro has little to offer the working classes of Colombia. This article, written by Milton D’Leon,  was first posted by Left Voice (USA).   HISTORIC DEFEAT FOR THE…

Turkey makes ready to destroy Rojava

The Western media’s concentration on the  Russian imperial attack on on Ukraine has meant that it has largely ignored attacks by its own allies. The following article by Sarah Glynn, outlining Turkey and NATO member’s  plans to eliminate the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, was first posted on bella caledonia. TURKEY MAKES READY…

The radical history of English republicanism

The following article by Martyn Rush (Labour Momentum) on the history of English Republicanism, to coincide with the Elizabrit’s platinum jubilee, was first published in The Tribune. In modern Britain, the republican movement is largely a forgotten cause. That forgetting comes at the expense of a proud history attested to by writers like Clive Bloom…

The NRA exists to keep profits booming and guns in the hands of the state and right wing

The following article, written by Ezra Bain, addressing the right wing nature of the National Rifle Association, was posted by Left Voice (USA) in the aftermath of the shooting of 19 children and 2 adults in Uvalde, Texas and 10 adults by a white supremacist in Buffalo, New York . THE NRA EXISTS RO KEEP…

Sinn Fein election ‘victory’ blunted as DUP blocks Assembly formation

The following article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) analyses the results of the recent Stormont election. SINN FEIN ELECTION ‘VICTORY’ BLUNTED AS DUP BLOCKS ASSEMBLY FORMATION The huge significance of Sinn Fein becoming the leading political party in the north after its success in last week’s Assembly election has been emphasised in commentary across the board. …

A flag for a future republic

The following article by George Gunn was first posed by bella caledonia. It oulines a planned challenge in Golspie on June 4th to  Elizabrit’s platinum jubilee. In this it follows the footsteps of James Connolly’s protest in Dublin against Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee in 1897. A FLAG FOR A FUTURE REPUBLIC On Saturday 4th June Yes…

On the frontier of whiteness? Expropriation, war and social reproduction in Ukraine

The following article written by Olena  Lyubchenko was first posted by LeftEast. It addresses the tensions amongst the Ukrainian resistance to Russian imperial aggression.  It opposes Ukrainian nationalist attempts to promote  Ukraine’s future as a ‘white European nation’ and champions  the Left’s attempt to  locate the struggle within a global framework against all exploitation and…

Israeli state steps up expulsion of Palestinians

The Ukraine war has provided cover for oppressive regimes to step up repression.  Far Right Israeli settlers, backed by those from other parts of Israeli, have increased their  attacks on Palestinians, their homes, fields and other property. These attacks have been overseen the the Israeli Defence Force.  Furthermore, on May 4th, the Israel High Court…