From Pre-Brit to Ex-Brit – The forging and the break-up of the UK and Britishness

FROM PRE-BRIT TO EX BRIT: THE FORGING AND THE BREAK- UP OF THE UK AND BRITISHNESS An index with page numbering has been added to make sections of this six part book easier to read on the screen. https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2024/02/from-pre-brit-to-ex-brit-2024.pdf     _______ also see: E-Books

William Cuffay – the Chartists’ black leader

The following article was written by Tom Scriven, a historian of Chartism, socialism and 19th century radicals. This article first appeared in The Tribune. WILLIAM CUFFAY- THE CHARTISTS’ BLACK LEADER The son of a freed slave, William Cuffay played a key role in the struggle for democracy in Britain. A country which respected its history…

The politics of Welsh independence

Craig Lewis (RSP) has written this article for RSP and RCF members to bring us up to date about political developments in Wales. At a time when the Scottish independence movement is in limbo, it s good to see the advances being made in Wales. THE POLITICS OF WELSH INDEPENDENCE Support for Welsh independence has…

On Super Ally and ‘God Save the King’

  The following article by Mike Small was first posted by bella caledonia. ON SUPER ALLY AND ‘GOD SAVE THE KING’ We’re all in silos whether we know it or not. Our whole digital algorythmic culture nurtures this state. In recent weeks we’ve seen the Short Term Let lobbyists come to realise that they are…

Love and magical thinking: from the Province of the Cat

The following article by George Gunn was first posted on bella caledonia,. LOVE AND MAGICAL THINKING FROM THE PROVINCE OF THE CAT Next year in September will be the tenth anniversary of the 2014 referendum campaign. Although the result was gut-wrenchingly disappointing those who were 16 then and first-time voters will be 26 in 2024,…

James Connolly and Ukraine

The following article by Conor Costick was first posted by Ukraine Solidarity (Europe). It provides a critique of a section of the Irish  Left organised by the Socialist Workers Movement through their front organisation  People before Profit. They distort Connolly’s attitude towards winning wider support for Irish self-determination  in the lead-up to and during the…

Portrait of a revolutionary: Guevara in Kilkee

The following article was written by Jim Aitken and was first posted by culture matters.   PORTRAIT OF A REVOLUTIONARY: GUEVARA IN KILKEE   Sixty years ago, in 1963, an Aeroflot flight from Moscow was on route to Havana and had to stop at Shannon airport due to fog. Shannon, then as now, is famous…

Languages do not “die”, they are persecuted: A Scottish Gael’s perspective on language “loss”

 The following article was written by Paul Meighan and was first posted on bella caledonia. LANGUAGES DO NOT “DIE”, THEY ARE PERSECUTED: A SCOTTISH GAEL’S PERSPECTIVE ON LANGUAGE “LOSS” Two-thirds of the world’s 7000-7500 languages are Indigenous languages. One-third of Indigenous languages are experiencing language loss and “as many as 90% are predicted to fall…

Police turned up to a coal mine operating without a licence – to arrest protesters

The following article by Glen Black was first posted by The Canary. It highlights the police role in protecting corporate lawbreakers and criminalising protestors.   POLICE TURNED UP AT COAL MINE OPERATING WITHOUT A LICENSE – TO ARREST PROTESTORS On 5 July, Extinction Rebellion (XR) blocked access to Ffos-y-Fran coal mine in Wales. The mine is infamous for…