Ukraine: Voices of Resistance and Solidarity

UKRAINE: VOICES OF RESISTANCE AND SOLIDARITY Lighthouse Books, 43-5 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB Saturday, 21st January, 7.00 – 8.00 pm. Speakers – Chris Ford, Ukraine Solidarity Campaign and co-editor of the book Taras Fedirko, Ukraine Solidarity Campaign, Edinburgh https://lighthousebookshop.com/events/ukraine-voices-of-resistance-and-solidarity The world is becoming an ever more violent and oppressive place. Competing imperialisms, some…

Chère Marianne, do you know why the Kurds are angry?

The following article written by Sarah Glynn was first posted by bella caledonia. It examines the response of the Kurdish community in Paris to the killings of three Kurds by a French racist. CHERE MARIANNE, DO YOU KNOW WHY THE KURDS ARE ANGRY? Around quarter of a million Kurds live in the Republic of France,…

The spinelessness of the Left’s ‘leaders’ marks the final defeat of Corbynism

The following article by Jackson Caine was first posted by Public Reading Rooms. It details the continued decline of the Labour Left and how its own leaders and platforms contributed to this. He had hoped that Corbyn, after the removal of the Labour whip, along with those Labour MPs who still back him, might have…

Morocco’s support for Palestinians has ‘restored trust’ in the Arab world

The following article by Steve Topple, on the public emergence of the Palestinian struggle during the World Cup in Qatar, was first posted by The Canary. MOROCCOS’ SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIANS HAS ‘RESTORED TRUST’ IN THR ARAB WORLD Morocco’s support for the Palestinians during the team’s historic World Cup run shows the cause has not been…

Wes Streeting has betrayed the NHS

The following article outlines Labour’s Shadow Secretary of for Health & Social Care, Wes Streeting’s moves  to help Sir Keir Starmer further privatise the NHS, It was  was first posted by Squawkbox. WES STREETING HAS BETRAYED THE NHS  And in 2018, he launched ‘disgusting’ tirade in predecessor Abbott’s face Starmer’s sidekick promoted despite his history…

Gordon Brown’s new report and the Supreme Court ruling

Mike Small of bella caledonia has written this response to Gordon Brown’s report ‘A New Britain: Renewing our Democracy and Rebuilding our Economy’. He argues that this report collapses under the weight of its own incoherence. Instead of viewing this as a set of solutions for Scotland, it should be seen as Labour’s attempt to create…

Elaine Murray – a remarkable woman

Elaine Murray was a remarkable woman. Being an active trade unionist and political campaigners were just two aspects of her full and rounded life. Many people – family, partners, friends, sisters, brothers and  and  comrades – attended her commemoration meeting. This was held on Thursday, December 1st in the Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh. This commemoration…

Distorted reporting of the 2021 census echoes a racist conspiracy theory

The  following article written by Benali Hamdache was first posted by openDemocracy.  It highlights the Right media’s calculated distortion of the 2021 UK census data,  and hoe liberal media like The Guardian has been  complicit in this.    DISTORTED REPORTING OF THE 2021 CENSUS ECHOES A RACIST CONSPIRACY THEORY Our lives are filled with bad…

Mary Brooksbank -125th anniversary of her birth

  Hi all, Please join us in Dundee next Saturday 10th December at 1pm for our annual Mary Brooksbank commemoration, this year marking the 125th anniversary of her birth. Mary Brooksbank is Dundee’s best-known communist and trade unionist. Growing up working in the jute mills like many working class women and girls of her day, she wrote…