Macron, the ‘President of the Rich,’ reelected in France amid record abstention

The following article by Damien Bernard was posted by Left Voice (USA). Emmanuel Macron has won a second term as president of France in an election marked by record abstention. As he prepares to continue his war against French social gains, the Far Right is consolidating its base in opposition to the failures of Macronism.…

Ukrainian Socialist: ‘The future of demilitarisation lies in stopping Russia’s war machine now’

 Federico Fuentes (Green  Left, Australia) conducted the following interview with Vitaliy Dudin of Sotsyalnyi Rukh (Social Movement) from Cherkassy in Ukraine. It gives a Ukrainian Socialist perspective on events and addresses the state of the Russia’s invasion, the scale of peoples’ resistance and key issues such as Ukraine’s far right, NATO and sending weapons to Ukraine. UKRAINIAN SOCIALIST: THE…

Turkey is invading the Kurdistan region of Iraq – and the world has hardly blinked

The following article, written by Sarah Glynn, and first published by bella caledonia highlights the hypocrisy of the US, UK and NATO, as they arm Turkey to invade the Kutsish areas of Iraq. The Ukrainians, the Kurds, the Palestinians and the Uighurs amongst many others  all need out support against the rival imperialisms.   TURKEY…

For the victory of the Ukrainian people

 We are posting two artilces which challenge some on the the Left’s retreat into campism, apologising for one imperialism over another,  instead of providing solidarity ro the oppressed. The first article has as been translated, is written by Yorgos Muitralis, a vrteran Greek Socialist who opposed the capitulation of Tsipras and Syriza. He makes no equivocation about…

The human cargo of voluntary departure

The following article written by Mike Small first appeared in bella caledonia. It examines the ongoing assault on migrants, which has become the centre-pice of the Tories’ attacks on democratic right across the board in Brexit Britain ,    THE HUMAN CARGO OF VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE “Anyone entering the UK illegally… may now be relocated to…

When the Bolsheviks created a Soviet Republic in the Donbas

This article written by Hanna Perekhoda (translated by David Broder) first appeared in The Jacobin. It examines the history of the creation of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, during the 1916-21/3 International Revolutionary Wave    WHEN THE BOLSHEVIKS CREATED A SOVIET REPUBLIC IN THE DONBAS The Donbas is at the heart of Vladimir Putin’s claim…

An open letter from Asad Ghanem to the Ukrainian president

In an open letter, first published in Al Jazeera,  political analyst Asad Ghanem urges the Ukrainian president to stop employing double standards and to support the Palestinian struggle.   Dear Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Your recent speech before the Israeli Knesset was a disgrace when it comes to global struggles for freedom and liberation, particularly of the…

P&O, Brexit Britain and Empire2

This  is a slightly edited version of an article by Allan Armstrong, first posted by bella caledonia.  P&O, BREXIT BRITAIN AND  EMPIRE2 P&O, or what became the Peninsular and Orient Steam Navigation Company, was established in 1822. One of its co-founders, Brodie McGhie Willcox, was a London ship broker. When he died in 1862, he…

Putin’s war and Jewish history

The history of Ukraine is inextricably linked with antisemitism, from the pogroms of the Russian Civil War to the Ukrainian nationalist complicity in the Holocaust. Such historical connections have once more come to the fore during Russia’s invasion of the country, now lead by a Jewish president. Here, historical sociologist Brendan McGeever writes on this complicated past, and…

From Red Clydeside to Green Revolution

David Russell of Survivors’ Poetry reviews Pauline Bradley’s From Red Clydeside to Green Revolution Available from Sound Inspirations, soundinspirations@yahoo.co.uk £7.00 inc p&p   FROM RED CLYDESIDE TO GREEN REVOLUTION by Pauline Bradley Ever the sensitive soul, ever the stalwart protester, Pauline Bradley has delivered a stunning collection. The title expresses a radical necessity. I have…