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…

The Media Lens Book of Obituaries

We are following up are two recent postings on the coverage Desmond Tutu’s death with this posting by D.E. of Media Lens.  Referring to the Tutu case,  the article makes some more general points about the liberal media’s censorship when it comes to obituaries of significant political figures.    THE MEDIA LENS BOOK OF OBITUARIES…

Time, labour and the overcoming of domination: Reflections on Martin Hägglund’s ‘This Life, Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom’ – Peter Hudis

As part of our contribution to the wider discussion of what sort of society we are ai campaigning to replace capitalism, with its wage slavery and its other forms of exploitation and oppression, we are posting this review of Martin Hägglund’s This Life, Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom by Peter Hudis  of the International Marxist Humanist…

Desmond Tutu (1931-2021)

The following obituary to Desmond Tutu was first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland) DESMOND TUTU (1931-2021) A polite critic of imperialism, a resolute opponent of revolution  Tutu played a vital role in Mandela’s policy of reconciliation The death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu has led to outpourings of grief and commemoration among sections of the South…

EL&SD coverage of Trade Union Struggle

Following earlier collections of our coverage of Ireland, Wales, the EU and Migration, EL& SD is posting our coverage of articles on Trade Union Struggle. The articles highlighted in bold have been written by RCF or RCN members and supporters. EL&SD COVERAGE OF TRADE UNION STRUGGLE 2021 A victory for workers at Glen Dimplex, Portadown…

Not guilty – Bristol jury finds that defendants were justified in toppling slave trader statue

At a time when there is not much to be cheerful about, the Bristol jury’s decision to find the four accused of toppling the statue of Bristol slaver, Edward Colston, not guilty, has been widely celebrated. This article by Tom Anderson was first posted on The Canary blog.   NOT GUILTY: BRISTOL JURY FINDS THAT…

Summit of democracy? – Susan Pashkoff takes a critical look at rising authoritarianism in Britain and the US

There have been some on the Left who have viewed the election of Joe Biden as a return to Neo-liberalism, after a temporary Right Populist hiatus under Donald Trump. However, such has been the post-2008 crisis of Neo-liberalism that its one-time advocates have had to abandon any real commitment to the limited of extension of democracy…

British Brexit strategy hits the buffers – more chaos ahead

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) on the latest developments in the negotiations between the UK government and the EU following Lord Frost’s departure from the government and as chief  Brexit negotiator.   BRITISH BREXIT STRATEGY HITS THE BUFFERS – MORE CHAOS AHEAD Disagreement with covid strategy is not the reason for…

Open letter from Tony Greenstein to the Guardian after its coverage of Desmond Tutu’s death

We are posting the following open letter to the Guardian from Tony Greenstein, Itv is addressed to Kath Viner, and The Guardian‘s  Zionist gatekeeper, Jonathon Freedland, following the paper’s dedication to Archbishop Desmond Tutu following his death on 26.12.21.    OPEN LETTER FROM TONY GREENSTEIN AFTER ITS COVERAGE OF DESMOND TUTU’S DEATH    Do You…

Global Britain, Levelling up, Strengthening the Union

The following article by Allan Armstrong (RSP) was first posted by bella caledonia. It looks at the political significance of the appointment of Sir Tony Radakin to Chief of Defence Staff, using his speech to the Royal United Services Institute. This version also included a link to that speech and other references. GLOBAL BRITAIN, LEVELLING…