The Blair Show

The following article written by Jason Okundaye  was first posted by Tribune. It looks at the interaction of the Blair political project and the demonisation of the working class on reality TV. THE BLAIR SHOW At the last Queen’s Speech before the 2001 general election, then Prime Minister Tony Blair scolded William Hague by telling…

The moral panic around drag makes even less sense in the UK’s pantomime season

The following article by Alex/Rose Cocker was first posted by The Canary. It argues that the current  moral panic around drag , whipped up to target trans people  makes even less sense in the UK’s pantomime season.  THE MORAL PANIC AROUND DRAG MAKES EVEN LESS SENSE IN THE UK’S PANTOMIME SEASON The moral panic around…

The spinelessness of the Left’s ‘leaders’ marks the final defeat of Corbynism

The following article by Jackson Caine was first posted by Public Reading Rooms. It details the continued decline of the Labour Left and how its own leaders and platforms contributed to this. He had hoped that Corbyn, after the removal of the Labour whip, along with those Labour MPs who still back him, might have…

Wes Streeting has betrayed the NHS

The following article outlines Labour’s Shadow Secretary of for Health & Social Care, Wes Streeting’s moves  to help Sir Keir Starmer further privatise the NHS, It was  was first posted by Squawkbox. WES STREETING HAS BETRAYED THE NHS  And in 2018, he launched ‘disgusting’ tirade in predecessor Abbott’s face Starmer’s sidekick promoted despite his history…

Is this what democracy looks like?

The following article by Jonathon Shafi, of the Conter editorial board, was first posted on the Substack  blog. It outlines the SNP leaders’ accommodation to landowners in Scotland, and the Scottish Green leaders’ accommodation to the SNP, when it comes to renewable energy.  IS THIS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE? The latest in the great Scottish sell…

The World Cup should make us rethink our understanding of human rights

The following article by Neil Vallelly first appeared in Jacobin. It the light of the controversy surrounding the World Cup being held in Qatar, it invites us to think more widely about the concept of human rights. THE WORLD CUP SHOULD MAKE US RETHINK OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN RIGHTS Media coverage of the World Cup…

Turkey and chemical weapons: the accusation no one wants to investigate

This article by Sarah Glynn was first posted on bella caledonia.  It describes the use of chemical weapons on Kurds living in northern Iraq by Erdogan’s repressive Turkish regime. The  Russian imperial invasion of Ukraine is being used by the USA to cover up its  imperial crimes and those of its allies, Israel in Palestine…

The Republican wave crashes on the rocks of voter rejection

The following article, written by Ezra Brain, and first posted on Left Voice (USA) analyses the outcome of the mid-term elections and associated referenda in the USA. THE REPUBLICAN WAVE CRASHES ON THE ROCKS OF VOTER REJECTION In a contradictory result, voters have rejected the Republican hopes of a “red wave,” instead choosing to protect…