Earth champs

This article written by Mike Small was first posted on  bella caledonia. It highlights Labour’s continued gallop to the Right, this time over the environment.  EARTH CHAMPS Earth Day has long-gone as a meaningful exercise in anything other corporate greenwash as the grim realities wash over our exhausted timelines. The Sierra Club of America offers…

Covid19 and the danger of barbarism

The following article by Mohsen Shahmanesh examines the social role of viruses and bacteria in four major historical pandemics. It was first published in Weekly Worker.   DANGER OF BARBARISM  We are now in the third year of the Covid pandemic, which has caused the deaths of something like five million people across the world…

Tom Devine, the Highland Clearances, black chattel slavery and statues

EL&SD is posting two articles about Scotland’s leading historian, Sir Tom Devine.   In the first, Barry Biddulph takes issue with Devine’s earlier opposition to the removal for the statue of the Duke of Sutherland on Ben Bhraggie near Golspie. He and his wife, the Countess of Sutherland, were responsible for some of the worst…

‘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…

Two views of COP-26

We are posting the following two artciles on Cop26. The most recent, Six sides of COP26, is from Christopher Silver, writing for bella caledonia. This provides an overview of  Cop26 at the end of the conference. The second, Financing the climate, is from the Michael Roberts blog. It examines the claims made by corporations and capitalist…

Police intimidation at Cop26

We are posting two pieces concerning the police intimidation and kettling of the Young Communist League contingent on the Cop26 demonstration in Glasgow on November 6th.  The first is by Mike Small of bella caledonia; the second is a statement from the YCL Central Committee.    1. POLICE INTIMIDATION AT COP-26 Saturday saw one of…

Support farmers and farm labourers’ bharat bandh (shutdown) across India

The following posting is from the Samyukta Kisa Morcha coalition of farmers unions, calling for a complete shutdown across India. SUPPORT FARMERS AND FARM LABOURERS’ BHARAT BANDH (SHUTDOWN) ACROSS INDIA             Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) coalition of farmers unions has called for a complete shutdown across India (except emergency services)…