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…

I’m a Ukrainian socialist: here’s why I am resisting the Russian invasion

The following article, written by Ukrainian socialist, Taras Bilous, who is serving in the Territorial Defence Forces, was first posted by Jacobin. I’M A UKRAINIAN SOCIALIST: HERE’S WHY I AM RESISTING THE RUSSIAN INVASION As a socialist and internationalist, I abhor war. But the basic premise of self-determination justifies the resistance of ordinary Ukrainians to…

Open letter from Tony Greenstein to the Guardian after its coverage of Desmond Tutu’s death

We are posting the following open letter to the Guardian from Tony Greenstein, Itv is addressed to Kath Viner, and The Guardian‘s  Zionist gatekeeper, Jonathon Freedland, following the paper’s dedication to Archbishop Desmond Tutu following his death on 26.12.21.    OPEN LETTER FROM TONY GREENSTEIN AFTER ITS COVERAGE OF DESMOND TUTU’S DEATH    Do You…

Ukraine, Marxism and the National Question

In September Marko Bojcun’s book, The Workers Movement and the National Question in Ukraine, 1897-1918, was published. The Republican Socialist Platform co-hosted a Zoom meeting on 22nd September, at which Marko and others spoke and the issues raised by the book were discussed.   Chis Ford of the Ukraine Solidarity campaign wrote the following introduction…

What does the union flag tell us about the UK?

Allan Armstrong has rewritten the introduction to the first part of his book, From Pre-Brit to Ex-Brit. In this he takes a closer look at the history of the UK’s Union Flag. WHAT DOES THE UNION FLAG TELL US ABOUT THE UK? Today, even the United Kingdom’s most diehard defenders realise their state may not…

Afghan and Kurdish women revolutionaries urge joined up global resistance

The following  article outlining the links being made between the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan and the Kurdish Confederation of Women’s Organisations in the aftermath of the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban was first posted on The Canary website.   AFGHAN AND KURDISH WOMEN REVOLUTIONARIES URGE JOINED-UP GLOBAL RESISTANCE Following misogynistic Donald…

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…

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…