How private investors mortgaged UK’s utilities – and why we’re paying the price

 As British beaches are closed and workers’ wages plummet, the overseas owners of UK firms are banking billions.The following article, written by Adam Ramsay,  was first posted by opendemocracy. It examines the role of private corporations in creating the current crisis.  HOW PRIVATE INVESTORS MORTGAGED UK’S UTILITIES – AND WHY WE’RE PAYING THE PRICE There’s…

Labor Notes 2022 – which way forward for the movement?

The following article was first posted by Left Voice (US) in the run-up to the very well-attended Labor Notes conference held in Chicago in Chicago in June. Although specific to the situation of rising working class struggle in the USA, it makes many points which apply to the UK. with strong parallels between the role…

The promised land

The following article written by Mike Small and first appeared in bella caledonia. It examines the current political situation in the UK in the ‘light’ of the  the Tory leadership contest. THE PROMISED LAND The Conservative Party’s long overdue collision with reality is getting ever nearer. As Liz Truss ascends to the throne the country…

The general strike and classical Marxism

THE GENERAL STRIKE AND CLASSICAL MARXISM We are posting a link to this article by Jack Conrad because  it makes some good general points regarding the history, nature, purpose and importantly limits of the General Strike tactic within a broad communist framework. In particular it emphasises the important distinction between ‘economic’ and consciously political struggles…

There is only one form of racism that the GMB opposes – ‘antisemitism’ – in other words it supports Israeli Apartheid

The following article first posted by Tony Greenstein outlined the hypocrtical stance of the GMB leadership over its attitude to racism, and its consistent backing for Labour’s right wing. THERE IS ONLY ONE FORM OF RACISM THAT THE GMB OPPOSES – ‘ANTISEMITISM’ – IN OTHER WORDS ISRAELI APARTHEID  The first time I became aware of…

Ukraine declares support for Israel, condemns Palestinian ‘terrorism’

The following article first posted by Palestine Chronicle highlights the hypocrisy  the Ukrainian government in its support for the Israeli apartheid regime and continued ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Our support for the Ukrainian people resisting Russian imperial aggression, goes along with support for other people facing imperialist aggression whether in Palestine, Kurdistan or Xinjiang. UKRAINE…

Burma/Myanmar: urgent appeal for donations

This financial appeal for the victims of the Burma/Myanmar army’s  brutal clampdown on democracy was first posted  by Global Women’s Strike.  BURMA/MYANMAR: URGENT APPEAL FOR DONATIONS  We are distraught and outraged to hear about the executions of four political prisoners in Myanmar. Their murders add to the over 5,800 women, children and men killed since…

Nany Pelosi is rolling the dice on World War III

The following article by Ben Burgis was first posted by Jacobin. It looks at the implications of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. NANCY PELOSI IS ROLLING THE DICE ON WORLD WAR THREE  Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan — a pointless trip that ratchets up tensions with one nuclear-armed superpower just as the United States finds itself knee-deep…

I’m a Ukrainian socialist: here’s why I am resisting the Russian invasion

The following article, written by Ukrainian socialist, Taras Bilous, who is serving in the Territorial Defence Forces, was first posted by Jacobin. I’M A UKRAINIAN SOCIALIST: HERE’S WHY I AM RESISTING THE RUSSIAN INVASION As a socialist and internationalist, I abhor war. But the basic premise of self-determination justifies the resistance of ordinary Ukrainians to…