EL&SD coverage of republicanism

The Republican Communist Network and the Republican Communist Forum have been at the centre of the campaign to build support for republicanism in Scotland. his has involved upholding republicanism as the  sovereignty of the people against the UK’s  sovereignty of the Crown-in-Westminster. We have  criticised those who limit republicanism to anti-monarchism, which can provide cover…

70 years of failure

The following article on the political social and economic impact of the monarchy over the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s’s reign was written by Phil Vellender and Steve Freeman and the Republican Socialist Alliance and was first posted by Chartist. 70 YEARS OF FAILURE The Queen’s death has been marked by an outpouring of public…

The British royal family and its contribution to humanity

The following article written by Gearóid Ó Loingsigh cuts through the British media propaganda onslaught about Elizabrit. It was first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland) The British monarch Elizabeth Windsor, formerly Saxe Coburg Gotha, has died at the grand old age of 96, thanks in no part to the subsidised lifestyle and medical care she…

Imposed insanity – royalty, propaganda and the coming catastrophe

The title of the following article, attributed to DC & DE, first posted by Media Lens, says it all. If every single high-profile journalist, politician and priest is currently expressing heartfelt devotion to Britain’s deceased, 96-year-old monarch, it is not because she ‘served’ her country diligently in doing her ‘duty’ for 70 years. The powerful…

Chileans reject proposed constitution

The following article, written by Otto Fors, on the political setback in Chile, was first posted by Left Voice (USA)   CHILEANS REJECT PROPOSED CONSTITUTION On September 5th , Chileans voted on whether to adopt a new constitution to replace the dictatorship-era document. With nearly all ballots counted, 62 percent voted in favor of rejection, a resounding…

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…

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…

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…

Cyprus – An occupied island, a freedom fighter, a consociational republic in the eastern Mediterranean

    Andreas Andreou, a historian and freelance journalist from Cyprus, currently based in London, has sent us this fascinating. It emphasises the need to approach the issue of republicanism not merely as the absence of monarchy (although the long arm of the Uk state is still found in Cyprus) but a democratic issue based…