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…

Stuff ‘single person’ leadership

We are reposting this article, written by Mike MacNair, which was first published by Weekly Worker. He argues that despite its ostensible archaism, the coronation of Charles III reflects the thoroughly modern practice of one-man management. STUFF ‘SINGLE PERSON’ LEADERSHIP In March 1649, after the execution of Charles I, parliament passed “An Act for the abolishing…

We are citizens not subjects

The Radical Independence Campaign issued the following statement for the Calton Hill republican rally on May 6th.     WE ARE CITIZENS NOT SUBJECTS The Radical Independence Campaign initiated the 2023 Declaration of Calton Hill, signed by nearly 3000 people.  We welcome those attending today’s rally organised by Our Republic.  We are here to challenge…

James Connolly and the coronation of Edward VII

The following article was written by James Connolly in 1902 in response to the coronation of Edward VII. The full version can be seem on the Marxist Internet Archive. CORONATION OF KING EDWARD VII   Fellow-Workers, Unless unforseen accidents intervene to prevent this consummation, His Majesty, Edward VII, King and Emperor, will be crowned on…

From Ukraine to Palestine: the poisons of denialism

The following article, written by David Finkel, an editor of Against the Current and a member of Jewish Voice for Peace – Detroit chapter and the Ukraine Solidarity Network. It was was first posted by Against the Current. The article makes a powerful case against the politics of Campism. FROM PALESTINE TO UKRAINE  – THE POISONS OF DENIALISM…

Norway: thousands of youth demonstrated against “Green Colonialism”

The following article, written by Matthew Walters,  was first posted by Left Voice (USA). From the end of February to the beginning of March, over a thousand youth protested against the construction of wind turbines on Sami land. This movement represents the birth of a militant, Indigenous-led environmentalist movement. NORWAY:THOUSANDS OF YOUTH DEMONSTRATED AGAINST’GREEN COLONIALISM’…

Against half solidarity and false pacifism – statement of the Russian Socialist Movement on May Day

On May Day, the Russian Socialist Movement issued a statement against half-solidarity and false pacifism, calling for a united front against imperialism and war. AGAINST HALF SOLIDARITY AND FALSE PACIFISM – STATEMENT OF THE RUSSIAN SOCIALIST MOVEMENT ON MAY DAY May Day is not only International Workers’ Day but also a day of solidarity with the oppressed…

Scottish TUC stands in solidarity with Ukraine

The following report from Fred Leplat on the solidarity given to Ukraine at the recent STUC conference  was first posted by anti-capitalist resistance. SCOTTISH TUC STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE The STUC conference held in Dundee 17-19 April adopted overwhelmingly a motion drafted by its general council in solidarity with Ukraine. The STUC General Secretary…

What happens when it stops raining – from The Province of the Cat

The following article by George Gunn was first posted on bella caledonia. George argues that  on the absence and omnipresence of theatre in contemporary Scottish politics, and the players and actors involved. It’s time to re-write the script.   WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT STOPS RAINING? From The Province of the Cat  It was a rainy…