To party or not to party? – The SWP and Scottish independence – review by Allan Armstrong

The following  posts includes the Contents and the Introduction of a review by Allan Armstrong of Breaking up the British state – Scotland, Independence & Socialism, editors, Bob Fotheringham, Dave Sherry and Colm Bruce. The full review can be read at: https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/breaking-up-the-british-state.pdf   TO PARTY OR NOT TO PARTY? THE SWP AND SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE   Introduction…

Isolation at G7, chaos in Ireland sees British retreat on Brexit border

The following article from Peoples Democracy (Ireland) updates the current situation the UK and Irish states face over the Brexit Border.   ISOLATION AT G7, CHAOS IN IRELAND SEES BRITISH RETREAT ON BREXIT BORDER In the run-up to the meeting of the G7 committee Boris Johnson and his negotiator Lord Frost uttered bloodcurdling threats about…

Pogrom state made manifest

This article by Tony Greenstein looks at how Palestinian resistance to attempted Zionist pogroms, beginning in East Jerusalem, has unnerved the Israeli state. POGROM STATE MADE MANIFEST   Since the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, Israeli police have been taking their revenge on Israel’s Palestinians for what Jonathan Freedland concedes has been a “strategic disaster”.1 Oren…

The Guardian – a liberal defender of the imperialist world order

  The following article from  Media Lens examines The Guardian’s 200 year liberal record of supporting the imperialist world order.   THE GUARDIAN – A LIBERAL BASTION OF THE IMPERIALIST WORLD ORDER   The Guardian has been deluging itself with praise on reaching two centuries this year. Not that we would expect otherwise. As editor…

The Democrats won’t save democracy

This article by Jason Koslowski of Left Voice (USA) highlights the hypocrisy of Joe Biden’s Democrats in their attempts to block the Republicans’ latest attempt to limit the electorate and remove largely black voters from the electoral roll. “While Republicans are attacking voting rights, the Democrats are pretending they’re champions of democracy. They’re not. Real…

The aftermath of Kenmure Street challenges us all

This article written by Sean Bell for Source News highlights the dangers ahead, following the stunning Kenmure Street victory, as  Priti Patel and the Tory government make plans to up the ante. “Kenmure Street was a stunningly successful example of solidarity and nonviolent resistance. We should not be surprised if the authorities’ next moves attempt…

Palestine – the view from Edinburgh and Belfast

The Scottish government is a signatory to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition on ‘anti-semitism’. This definition conflates criticism of Israel with criticism of Jews. In view of the horrific attacks by Zionist settler thugs and the of the Israeli state on Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Gaza in order to to ethnically cleanse even more…

The growing recognition that Israel is an apartheid state

This article, first published by Tony Greenstein in his blog points, to the unravelling of the arguments made by the Zionist supporters of Israel. . Having suppressed Corbyn and his allies with false accusations of anti-semitism in the run-up to the 2019 general election, Israel’s assaults on the Palestinians and their resistance has shown that…

It hasn’t gone away you know – the Irish housing crisis erupts yet again

This article first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland) examines the public  re-emergence of the housing crisis in Ireland and looks to its causes and possible solutions. The housing crisis in Ireland has exploded yet again. As in a slow motion car crash, everyone foresees the eventual destruction of the coalition government but not a way…

Trump’s renewed assault on democracy

With many pointing to the revival of US neoliberal imperialism under Joe Biden, this article by Daniel Lazare highlights Trump’s continued hold over the Republican Party.  Trump’s authoritarian Right populism still his waiting for Biden’s inevitable faltering, the first signs of which are already emerging. Trump’s cult of the personality is taking on Bonapartist traits.…