Holyrood dismantles UN special rapporteur’s arguments against gender recognition reform

The following article by Alex/Rose Cocker was first posted by The Canary. It shows the misrepresentation of the status of the UN special rapporteur, who has been used by those who opposed gender recognition reform, and then deals with the rapporteur’s arguments.  HOLYROOD DISMANTLES UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR’S ARGUMENTS AGAINST GENDER RECOGNITION REFORM On 29 November,…

Elaine Murray – a remarkable woman

Elaine Murray was a remarkable woman. Being an active trade unionist and political campaigners were just two aspects of her full and rounded life. Many people – family, partners, friends, sisters, brothers and  and  comrades – attended her commemoration meeting. This was held on Thursday, December 1st in the Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh. This commemoration…

Distorted reporting of the 2021 census echoes a racist conspiracy theory

The  following article written by Benali Hamdache was first posted by openDemocracy.  It highlights the Right media’s calculated distortion of the 2021 UK census data,  and hoe liberal media like The Guardian has been  complicit in this.    DISTORTED REPORTING OF THE 2021 CENSUS ECHOES A RACIST CONSPIRACY THEORY Our lives are filled with bad…

Mary Brooksbank -125th anniversary of her birth

  Hi all, Please join us in Dundee next Saturday 10th December at 1pm for our annual Mary Brooksbank commemoration, this year marking the 125th anniversary of her birth. Mary Brooksbank is Dundee’s best-known communist and trade unionist. Growing up working in the jute mills like many working class women and girls of her day, she wrote…

For a Republican, all-islands, ‘internationalism from below’ coalition – update

The second part of Allan Armstrong’s, 3 part review, making the case for a Republican, all-islands , ‘internationalism from below’ coalition, is now available. PART 2 – WINNERS, LOSERS AND LEARNERS A review of Between Sectarianism & Neo-Liberalism, by Paul Stewart, Tommy McKearney, Georoid O’Machail, Patricia Campbell and Brian Garvey https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2022/12/winners-losers-and-learners.pdf   The first part…

Turkey is bombing Kobanê

The following article, written by Sarah Glynn, first posted by bella caledonia, continues her reporting of Turkish state brutality towards the Kurds. The Kurds’ plight is ignored by all the main imperial contenders, as they hypocritically and opportunistically opt to back those nations and peoples  oppressed by their adversaries. At the same time they  try…

Pogroms in Palestine, settler violence and terror is the precursor to deportation and transfer

The following article by Tony Greenstein describes the stepped up violence directed against Palestinians following the election of Netanyahu and his Far Right allies   POGROMS IN PALESTINE, SETTLER VIOLENCE AND TERROR IS THE PRECURSOR TO DEPORTATION AND TRANSFER In this short 2 minute video from Breaking the Silence Yehuda Shaul describes the routine violence and intimidation…

The World Cup should make us rethink our understanding of human rights

The following article by Neil Vallelly first appeared in Jacobin. It the light of the controversy surrounding the World Cup being held in Qatar, it invites us to think more widely about the concept of human rights. THE WORLD CUP SHOULD MAKE US RETHINK OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN RIGHTS Media coverage of the World Cup…

Are circumstances now aligned for possible war in the Middle East?

 We are posting the following article by Paul Rogers  which was posted by openDemocracy. It examines the possibility of a new war breaking out in the Middle East, adding further to the  inter-imperial tensions over Ukraine and Taiwan.  ARE CIRCUMSTANCES NOW ALIGNED FOR POSSIBLE WAR IN  THE MIDDLE EAST? With instability in Iran, a right-wing…

Turbocharging Zionist colonialism

The following article was written by Moshe Machover and was first posted in the Weekly Worker. It looks at the signifcance of the election of a nee Netanyahu government in Israel with its Far Right component.  TURBOCHARGING ZIONIST COLONIALISM Negotiations to form a far-right coalition are still ongoing, but there can be no hiding Netanyahu’s…