Iceland joins the ‘Arc of Resistance’

We are publishing this article, by Mimir Kristjánsson of the Red Party in Norway about the spectacular referendum victory in Iceland, which rejected the Icelandic government’s proposals to bail out the bankers. Brown and Darling had used the new antiterrorist laws to force the Icelandic government to comply with their demands. The Icelandic people decided…

Revive the Declaration of Calton Hill for the Diamond Jubilee

Gorrie argues the case for the following motion to SSP conference. Conference notes that the unelected First Secretary of State, Lord Mandelson, recently announced the Government’s plans to have an additional bank holiday in 2012 to allow the public to show their “pride and affection” for our unelected monarch on her Golden Jubilee. Conference recognises…

The new Hillsborough Agreement

John McNulty of Socialist Democracy (Ireland) examines the Hillsborough Agreement, the latest retreat in the ‘Peace Process’ following the earlier St. Andrews and Good Friday Agreements. The immediate response of the world’s media to the latest Irish settlement, a common response when they shy away from any analysis, was to carry out a series of…

Militant anti-fascism: the achievements of Scotland’s Anti-Fascist Alliances

The 20th of February saw the Scottish Defence League’s (SDL) plans to hold a hate-mongering anti-Muslim rally in a major Scottish city foiled for a second time by militant anti-fascist mobilisation. Three months after their attempt to march in Glasgow ended with them having a fifty-person rally in front of a pub for a few…

2nd Republican Socialist Convention

The second Republican Socialist Convention was organised by the Socialist Alliance (The Socialist Alliance is the small organisation still left in England after the defection first of the Socialist Party and then the Socialist Workers Party.) in London on February 14th. In its initial conception it was ambitious. With a General Election looming in the…