Race and class ‘justice’ in Biden’s USA

We are posting three articles from Left Voice (USA), which over period of one week highlight the nature of race and class ‘justice’ in the Biden’s USA. 1. LAPD murdered a 14-Year-old girl in a dressing room. Abolish the police by Tatiana Cozzarelli 2. NYPD Murders Black Man Having Mental Health Crisis by Molly Rosenzweig…

“Terrible step”: press freedom in danger as UK court clears the way for Julian Assange extradition

We are posting this interview in the aftermath of the UK court decision to extradite Julian Assange. Amy Goodman of Democacy Now speaks to Christophe Deloire, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders; Gabriel Shipton, Julian Assange’s brother and a filmmaker: and Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project. “TERRIBLE STEP”: PRESS FREEDOM IN DANGER…

A TERF-Far Right alliance has launched a new transphobic onslaught

The following article by Adrien Belarc  was translated from French and posted by Left Voice (USA). It  outlines the growing alliance between trans-exclusionary radical feminists and the Far Right and also the penetration of their ideas into more mainstream discourse. A TERF-FAR RIGHT ALLIANCE HAS LAUNCHED A NEW TRANSPHOBIC ONSLAUGHT  For a few weeks now,…

Covid19 and the danger of barbarism

The following article by Mohsen Shahmanesh examines the social role of viruses and bacteria in four major historical pandemics. It was first published in Weekly Worker.   DANGER OF BARBARISM  We are now in the third year of the Covid pandemic, which has caused the deaths of something like five million people across the world…

Tom Devine, the Highland Clearances, black chattel slavery and statues

EL&SD is posting two articles about Scotland’s leading historian, Sir Tom Devine.   In the first, Barry Biddulph takes issue with Devine’s earlier opposition to the removal for the statue of the Duke of Sutherland on Ben Bhraggie near Golspie. He and his wife, the Countess of Sutherland, were responsible for some of the worst…

Ukraine, Marxism and the National Question

In September Marko Bojcun’s book, The Workers Movement and the National Question in Ukraine, 1897-1918, was published. The Republican Socialist Platform co-hosted a Zoom meeting on 22nd September, at which Marko and others spoke and the issues raised by the book were discussed.   Chis Ford of the Ukraine Solidarity campaign wrote the following introduction…

Repression of migrants at the Poland-Belarus border: a humanitarian crisis created by imperialism

This article by Frankie Levine was first posted by Left Voice (USA). Not mentioned, but also significant is the UK government’s commitment of British armed forces to back Poland (and undermine the EU leadership). The British Tory Party has the same international affiliation as the racist Polish Law and Justice Party. At the same time…

The Rittenhouse verdict is green light for right wing vigilantism

The following article by James Dennis Hoff, written for Left Voice (USA,) highlights the real nature of the Us state as a white imperial republic.  The Wisconsin court’s support for Kyle Rittenhouse’s white fascist vigilantism  did not occur in the South, with its Jim Crow/Ku Klux Klan legacy, or under the racist authoritarian populist ,…

Loyalist bus hijackings in Belfast

The following article on Loyalist bus hijackings in Belfast was first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland) LOYALIST BUS HIJACKINGS IN BELFAST Following a second bus burning by the Protestant Action Force, a cover name for the UVF, bus drivers staged a protest at City Hall in Belfast and refused to drive into areas where the…

Police intimidation at Cop26

We are posting two pieces concerning the police intimidation and kettling of the Young Communist League contingent on the Cop26 demonstration in Glasgow on November 6th.  The first is by Mike Small of bella caledonia; the second is a statement from the YCL Central Committee.    1. POLICE INTIMIDATION AT COP-26 Saturday saw one of…