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. …

Catalangate: the surveillance state in Spain

The following article by Jordi Oriola Folch on the Spanish/Castilian state’s clampdown in Catalunya was first  posted on bella caledonia CATALANGATE: THE SURVEILLANCE STATE IN SPAIN On the 18th April, The New Yorker uncovered in an extensive report [1] the biggest case of espionage in an EU country. The Canadian organisation Citizen Lab had documented [2] the spying on…

Former Left Bloc partners crushed by (social democratic) Socialist Party in Portuguese elections

We are posting this article from Left Voice (USA) translated from the one which first appeared in  IzquierdaDiario.es. The Left Bloc (along with the Portuguese Communist Party) had joined a coalition with Antonio Costa’s Socialist Party in 2015.  The Left Bloc like Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain is an essentially Left social democratic…

No to war – Russia and NATO hands off Ukraine

  We are posting 2 pieces concerning the current crisis in Ukraine. The first is a statement. No to war – Russia’s hands off Ukraine! issued by the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign which the RCF has endorsed . The second is an article from The Canary, exposing the BBC’s role in stirring up war with its coverage…

Bloody Sunday – 50 years of British injustice in Ireland

  Bloody Sunday, which occurred in Derry exactly 50 years ago, is perhaps the most significant post-war event to reveal the brutal  nature of the British ruling class and its UK state whenever it faces a serious democratic challenge.  We are posting two articles on Bloody Sunday, one by Joseph Healey of Anti-Capitalist Resistance, the…

Solidarity with the uprising in Kazakhstan

We are republishing this international solidarity statement with the protests in Kazakhstan. It was written by socialist TD Paul Murphy of Ireland. It is followed by a list of internationalist of signatories in support. SOLIDARITY WITH THE THE UPRISING IN KAZAKHSTAN We, socialists, trade unionists, human rights activists, anti-war activists and organisations have watched the…

“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…