James Connolly’s appeal on the occasion of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee In 1897

The great appear great to us, only because we are on our knees: let us rise. Fellow Workers, The loyal subjects of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, etc., celebrate this year the longest reign on record. Already the air is laden with rumours of preparations for a wholesale manufacture of…

International Working Women’s Day – Some thoughts

As communists and progressives around the world celebrate International Working Women’s Day, Linda Gibson argues that, under capitalism, gender roles lead to an artificial division in emotional development. As International Women’s Day comes around articles will again be written about how women are still not achieving parity with men. And of course that’s true but…

War against terrorism and the threat to freedom of expression

Steve Kaczynski highlights the Blair government’s further attacks on our civil liberties Since September 11, 2001, the bourgeois democratic mask of respecting rights has been slipping. In December, a car bringing the left-wing Turkish language weekly magazine Yasadigimiz Vatan (The homeland we live in) was stopped by British police at Dover, and two issues of…

Afghanistan Solidarity Appeal

The LPP, in close association with the ALRO, has decided to launch the Afghan Workers Solidarity Campaign. The idea to start this campaign was discussed during the recent visit of Alan McCombes (editor, Scottish Socialist Voice). Writing from Peshawar, Alan described the conditions the ALRO face: The activists I met live in grinding poverty, often…