Bernadette McAliskey on Nationalism and the Far Right

The following podcast was made of Bernadette McAliskey’s contribution to the ‘We Only Want the Earth’ weekend school held on Inis Oirr.  It was reposted by bella caledonia on 24.11.23. BERNADETTE MCALISKEY ON NATIONALISM AND THE FAR RIGHT   ___________ also see:- To Scotland with love: A report from the ‘London Says Yes’ rally on…

Ukrainian Letter of Solidarity with Palestinian people

The following letter of solidarity from the Ukrainian people to the Palestinian people was first published in the Ukrainian socialist journal, commons. Its arguments reinforces the view that there can be no solution to the oppressed peoples through imperialist deals UKRAINIAN LETTER OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE We, Ukrainian researchers, artists, political and trade…

Why Ukrainians should support Palestinians

The following article by Dara Saburova was first posted by openDemocracy. It argues against those Campists  who try to align movements for self-determination with one imperialist power or another. What is required is an internationalism from below approach which supports the peoples of Palestine and Ukraine, willing both to challenge imperialist attempts to subordinate these…

International Womens Day 2 – Zan Zendigi Azadi and Art Monsters

As our second contribution to  International Women’s Day, we are posting Zan, Zendigi, Azad (Women, Life and Liberty), written by Pauline Bradley, and a review of the film Tar, by Meaghan Delahunt, which was first posted by bella caledonia.   1. ZAN ZENDIGI, AZAD (WOMEN, LIFE AND LIBERTY) Zan, Zendigi, Azad by Pauline Bradley  …

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. This 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…

‘Greenwashing’ by Biden’s Democrats and the SNP

The first  article  posted here was written by Robert Belano of Left Voice (USA). It examines the role of Biden and the Democrats in the light of Cop26. The second article is a section of a blog from opendemocracy written by Laurie MacFarlane which  highlights the role of the SNP government in paving the way…

A Jewish socialist responds to Guardian article on the Holocaust

The Guardian published an article showing that more than half pf people living in Great Britain are unaware of the extent of Jewish deaths at Nazi hands, or that the UK government shut the door to Jewish immigration at the outbreak of the Second World War. Jeff Lever, a Jewish socialist, has responded to this…