A flag for a future republic

The following article by George Gunn was first posed by bella caledonia. It oulines a planned challenge in Golspie on June 4th to  Elizabrit’s platinum jubilee. In this it follows the footsteps of James Connolly’s protest in Dublin against Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee in 1897. A FLAG FOR A FUTURE REPUBLIC On Saturday 4th June Yes…

The price of ‘selective inattention’ – Iraq, Ukraine, Libya and the climate apocalypse

  This is the second article we have posted from Media Lens since the Russian imperial invasion of Ukraine  the very selective attention given by the western media, when it comes to the crimes of US, British and French imperialism THE PRICE OF ‘SELECTIVE INATTENTION’ – IRAQ, UKAINE, LIBYA AND THE CLIMATE APOCALYPSE Humanity’s great…

The odd couple: Ruaraidh Erskine and John Maclean

We are posting this article by Johnnie Gallacher, who provided his own introduction:- As society stands hesitating at the ecological fork in the road to either ecosocialism or suicide, reflecting upon the unlikely political alliance between John Maclean, the revolutionary socialist, and Ruaraidh Erskine, the aristocratic Gaelic nationalist, can offer valuable insights. These relate to…

May Day – a Ukrainian tradition

On May Day 2022 we are posting this  article from the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign about the tradition of celebrating May Day in Ukraine,   MAY DAY – A UKRAINIAN TRADITION Ukraine Solidarity Campaign extends May Day greetings to the labour movement and all working people in Ukraine. May Day 2022 is taking place in circumstances…

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…

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…

EL&SD – Ukraine coverage since 2013

Below we are posting links to all the articles EL&SD has posted on Ukraine since 2013, along with some other links to related articles.   EL&SD COVERAGE OF UKRAINE SINCE 2013     On the Frontier of Whiteness? Expropriation, War, and Social Reproduction in Ukraine – Olena Lyubchenko, EastWest The price of ‘selective inattention’ – Iraq,…

Freedom come all ye – Why we need a truly human and democratic communism

The RCN/RCF has always seen the need to connect anti-capitalist activities with providing a vision of the type of society we want and the means of achieving it. To this end we were engaged in debates in the commune.  One of the articles which Allan Armstrong, with assistance from Bob Goupillot,  contributed proved too long…