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…

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…

Biden is, and always has been, a champion of Zionism and imperialism

This article by Otto Fors of Left Voice (USA)  argues that the Israeli state’s aggression and impunity would not be possible without long-standing, bipartisan U.S. support, including that of President Biden. Israeli aggression against occupied Palestine has once again boiled over into open conflict this past week. What started as Israeli police repressing demonstrators who…

Stench of Zionist colonisation

This article by Moshe Machover was first posted in the Weekly Worker. It outlines continued brutality, highlighted in East Jerusalem and Gaza, of relentless Zionist settler colonialism The Zionist colonisation regime spreads a nauseating stench – literally. I am referring to an Israeli invention, appropriately named ‘Skunk’ and described as a “non-lethal weapon of mass…

Defending Kobane is not a crime – an invitation to show solidarity with the Kurdish Peoples Party (HDP)

This appeal for solidarity with the Kurdish Peoples Party subjected to Turkish state repression was first posted by Sarah Glynn on bella caledonia In what dystopian world could support for Kobanê as it withstood siege by ISIS be considered a crime? The answer, it seems, is in Turkey. On 26 April, 108 leading members of the…

Can reason end this witch hunt – Standing with Ken Loach

Sarah Glynn, who is a member of Edinburgh RIC, posted this article about the media treatment of Ken Loach on bella caledonia. It has also been posted on the Edinburgh RIC blog. When, last week, I wrote about attacks on academic freedom in Turkey, I didn’t expect to be following that article with one about…

Doctor Issam Hijawi – Prison Hunger Strike Victory

This is an update to the article from Working Class Club we posted on 20.9.20 about the hunger strike to protest at the imprisonment of Dr. Issam Hijawi a Palestinian activist in Maghaberry Jail. This latest article was first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland). One duty of socialists is to keep record of the ebb…

From Blairgowrie To The Black Sea – Strawberries And Nutella

We are posting this article by Sarah Glynn from bella caledonia highlighting the plight of Kurdish migrant workers  in Turkey and East European migrant workers in Scotland From Blairgowrie To The Black Sea – Strawberries And Nutella and the capitalist node of production Last week, a brief news story told of a violent racist attack…

LEBANON – THE CRISES IN AN INSTITUTIONALLY SECTARIAN STATELET SET UP BY IMPERIALISM

We are posting two articles following the horrendous explosion in Beirut which killed mote than 200 people. The first is by Yassamine Mather (CPGB-WW) and shows that this is just the latest crisis in an institutionally sectarian statelet set up under the auspices of  French imperialism The second is from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) and draws…