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. his 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…

Immigration: who benefits, who suffers?

The following article on immigration was written by Canadian socialist, Susan Rosenthal, and first posted on her blog. IMMIGRATION: WHO BENEFITS, WHO SUFFERS? There are basically two ways to respond to immigration: The racist response argues for a White Canada and accuses immigrants of taking jobs, housing, and social services away from White Canadians. These…

Very much in control

This article, written by Moshe Machover, and first posted by Weekly Worker, makes an assessment of the strength of US imperialism in the world today. Moshe argues that the Left is doing little or nothing in the way of strategic thinking. VERY MUCH IN CONTROL In this article I outline a simple thesis that ought…

Nato preparing for inter-imperialist war with China and Russia

The following article by Gilbert Achcar, first posted by The Nation, outlines the need for a global peace movement opposed to all military alliances and the ongoing massive increases in defence budgets. NATO PREPARING FOR INTER-IMPERIALIST WAR WITH CHINA AND RUSSIA At the end of June, for the second time since the Spanish state joined NATO…

Remember the Yazidis: survivors of ISIS genocide now under attack from the Iraqi army

With the world’s attention is focussed on the Ukraine war, many authoritarian regimes are using the opportunity to step up repression. This article, written by Sarah Glynn and first posted by bella caledonia highlights the plight ot the Yezidis  in Iraq.   REMEMBER THE YAZIDIS: SURVIVORS OF ISIS GENOCIDE NOW UNDER ATTACK FROM THE IRAQI…

Now Ukraine

We are posting the poem Now Ukraine by Jim Aitken which will be published by Culture Matters in Jim’s forthcoming book Declarations of Love. NOW UKRAINE 1. Yes, it is absolutely ghastly and gruesome. Yes, Putin is responsible for war crimes because war itself is a crime, a failure. I started marching during the Vietnam…

Former NATO military analyst blows the whistle on West’s Ukraine Invasion narrative

The following article by Jaques Baud, intelligence and security consultant and former NATO military analyst, has been much posted by those on the Left opposed to giving support to the Ukrainian people in their opposition to Putin’s invasion. The EL&SD Editorial Board  voted by a majority to post this article. Allan Armstrong has written a…