Biden: A Transition To Neo-Trumpist Ppopulism?

E&L is posting the following two articles on the situation in the USA after Biden’s presidential electoral victory. Far from heralding a new “progressive” era, or even a return to “normality”, Biden is already preparing the grounds for  a neo-Trumpist populist backlash. The first article by M. K. Kumar in the USA looks at the nature…

The British Left And The UK State

The British Left and the UK State, written by Allan Armstrong (This book is an update of the article Allan wrote for E&L in 2016 THE UK STATE AND BRITISHNESS) Below is an outline of the Contents and the concluding chapter addressing the need for a socialist republican ‘internationalism from below’ strategy to address the…

End The Hostile Environment – Defend Asylum Seekers And Refugees

We are posting this article by Fred Laplat and Mike Picken, first posted by Socialist Resistance, about the Tories post-Brexit attacks on asylum seekers and refugees, harbingers of stepped up attacks on all migrant workers The recently revealed Tory plans to disperse asylum seekers thousands of miles away are another example of the racism of the UK…

Julian Assange – Trial Of The Century

We are posting this appeal on behalf of Julian Assange, which was first sent out by Diem25. JULIAN ASSANGE – TRIAL OF THE CENTURY A murderous system is being created before our very eyes” – Nils Melzer, UN Special Reporter on Torture The trial of Julian Assange taking place right now at the Old Bailey…

Tories Enshrine Impunity For British Security Sources In Law

Connor Beaton of the Republican Socialist Platform has written the following article about the Johnson government’s the latest Overseas Operation Bill. British security forces will gain explicit legal cover to commit crimes at home and abroad under new laws proposed by the UK’s right-wing Tory government with little – if any – resistance from the…

Glasgow Students Call For A Rent Strike

Paul Inglis of the Republican Socialist Platform has written the following article on the proposed Glasgow University Students’ Rent Strike (also see Glasgow Uni Rent Strike) The big news of the last few days has concerned the outbreaks of COVID-19 in student halls at Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. With an explosion of positive cases,…

Fascism: Ireland’s Illusion Of Immunity Begins To Pall

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) which questions the complacency of the Left about the possibility of a growth of fascist forces in the Republic of Ireland. Over the past decade there have been many boasts from liberals and leftists claiming immunity from a fascist threat in Ireland. Gay rights, abortion, social…

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…

Hunger Strikes In Support Of Dr. Issam Hijawi

This appeal for solidarity was first posted by Working Class Club on Facebook. Dr. Issam Hijawi is Palestinian and has lived in Scotland for over ten years where he works as a doctor and is active in highlighting the cause of the Palestinian people.. He was detained at Heathrow Airport on 22nd of August following…

Cultural Appropriation – A Reactionary Debate

E&L has appreciated the significance of cultural arena in the struggle for self-determination. We are posting this article by Gearoid O’Loingsidh which addresses the issue of cultural appropriation. In the world of identity politics and the myriad expressions of it, one topic pops its head up on a fairly regular basis, that of Cultural Appropriation.…