Hands off the British Virgin Islands

The following article on the ousting of John Fahie as premier of the British Virgin Islands was first posted by the Ecosocialist Alliance.  HANDS OFF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS The British Governor of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) – one John Rankin — selected a British Judge — one Justice Gary Hickinbottom–to constitute the sole…

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…

Socialist Democracy statement on the Stormont Assembly election

The following statement from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) addresses the Stormont Assembly elections on May 5th and examines the further hardening of sectarianism  and the future of the  Good Friday Agreement if the DUP  no longer holds the First Minister’s role for the Unionists SOCIALIST DEMOCRACY (IRELAND) STATEMENT ON THE STORMONT ASSEMBLY ELECTION No to sectarianism…

May Day – a Ukrainian tradition

On May Day 2022 we are posting this  article from the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign about the tradition of celebrating May Day in Ukraine,   MAY DAY – A UKRAINIAN TRADITION Ukraine Solidarity Campaign extends May Day greetings to the labour movement and all working people in Ukraine. May Day 2022 is taking place in circumstances…

When the Bolsheviks created a Soviet Republic in the Donbas

This article written by Hanna Perekhoda (translated by David Broder) first appeared in The Jacobin. It examines the history of the creation of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, during the 1916-21/3 International Revolutionary Wave    WHEN THE BOLSHEVIKS CREATED A SOVIET REPUBLIC IN THE DONBAS The Donbas is at the heart of Vladimir Putin’s claim…

An open letter from Asad Ghanem to the Ukrainian president

In an open letter, first published in Al Jazeera,  political analyst Asad Ghanem urges the Ukrainian president to stop employing double standards and to support the Palestinian struggle.   Dear Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Your recent speech before the Israeli Knesset was a disgrace when it comes to global struggles for freedom and liberation, particularly of the…

P&O, Brexit Britain and Empire2

This  is a slightly edited version of an article by Allan Armstrong, first posted by bella caledonia.  P&O, BREXIT BRITAIN AND  EMPIRE2 P&O, or what became the Peninsular and Orient Steam Navigation Company, was established in 1822. One of its co-founders, Brodie McGhie Willcox, was a London ship broker. When he died in 1862, he…

Putin’s war and Jewish history

The history of Ukraine is inextricably linked with antisemitism, from the pogroms of the Russian Civil War to the Ukrainian nationalist complicity in the Holocaust. Such historical connections have once more come to the fore during Russia’s invasion of the country, now lead by a Jewish president. Here, historical sociologist Brendan McGeever writes on this complicated past, and…

People of Belize reject Will and Kate – Jamaica’s about to do the same

The UK state charm offensive headed by the royals Will and Kate has not started well. This article by Eliza Egret was first posted by The Canary.   PEOPLE OF BELIZE REJECT WILL AND KATE – JAMAICA’S ABOUT TO DO THE SAME As William and Kate embark on a charm offensive tour of the Caribbean,…