Emancipation & Liberation Index 11

Emancipation & Liberation, Issue 11, Autumn 2005 The Legacy of the Gleneagles Summit, John Wight Facing up to the challenge, Nick Clarke Obstructing a legal demonstration, John Wight Two Words Collide – Nationalism and Republicanism, Allan Armstrong When ‘raising consciousness’ ain’t enough, Mumia Abu-Jamal Fight the power, Alan Graham Empty bombast marks the end of…

Who Were the Galloway Levellers?

Alistair Livingston Local variations aside, what was the fate of those who were no longer required on the land that once fed them? More than Adam Smith, more than any of the other Enlightenment theorists, it was the ex-Jacobite, James Steaurt, who foresaw their fate. As Marx recognised, ‘He examined the process [of the genesis…

OOR WULLIE? – William Wallace and Socialists Today

by Allan Armstrong Commemorating William Wallace, yesterday and today This year is the 700th anniversary of the death of William Wallace. He was brutally killed at what is now Smithfield Market in London, on the orders of Edward I, the Plantagenet King of England. How is this event viewed today? Whatever the real significance of…

Computer Game -Democracy

Keynesian Economy Simulator Format: PC Publisher: Positech Developer: Clif Harris (probably in his bedroom) Price: $19.95+VAT (Approx. £13 – £14) Reviewed by Alan Graham (Bourgeois) Democracy: the game I had heard about this game and was intrigued, so when I saw the demo on a magazine I installed it immediately. Two hours later I shelled…

Forward Wales In Meltdown

Forward Wales is in meltdown after losing many of its leading activists including its sole councillor Dave Bithell, the National Secretary and International Organiser. The party’s website has been under construction for the past four months and members haven’t received a newsletter from the Wrexham HQ. Those who quit are citing disagreements with the political…

The Way Forward for the Scottish Socialist Party

Donnie Nicolson, ISM platform member and SSY Organiser, contributes to the debate in a personal capacity. The RCN article in March’s Frontline was very welcome in that it identified and clearly described many dangers facing the SSP, and competently argued the case for a new ‘Marxist pole of attraction’ within the party. The purpose of…

Empty Bombast Marks the End of the IRA

John McAnulty analyses what Sinn Fein and the IRA are signing up for Tony Blair managed to avoid saying that the hand of history was on his shoulder, but even without that there was enough overblown bombast from London, Washington and Dublin to reward the Provisional republican leadership for their 28th July announcement effectively disbanding…