The Media Lens Book of Obituaries

We are following up are two recent postings on the coverage Desmond Tutu’s death with this posting by D.E. of Media Lens.  Referring to the Tutu case,  the article makes some more general points about the liberal media’s censorship when it comes to obituaries of significant political figures.    THE MEDIA LENS BOOK OF OBITUARIES…

EL&SD coverage of Trade Union Struggle

Following earlier collections of our coverage of Ireland, Wales, the EU and Migration, EL& SD is posting our coverage of articles on Trade Union Struggle. The articles highlighted in bold have been written by RCF or RCN members and supporters. EL&SD COVERAGE OF TRADE UNION STRUGGLE 2022 Scottish nationalism’s trade union problem The GMB union…

British Brexit strategy hits the buffers – more chaos ahead

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) on the latest developments in the negotiations between the UK government and the EU following Lord Frost’s departure from the government and as chief  Brexit negotiator.   BRITISH BREXIT STRATEGY HITS THE BUFFERS – MORE CHAOS AHEAD Disagreement with covid strategy is not the reason for…

Global Britain, Levelling up, Strengthening the Union

The following article by Allan Armstrong (RSP) was first posted by bella caledonia. It looks at the political significance of the appointment of Sir Tony Radakin to Chief of Defence Staff, using his speech to the Royal United Services Institute. This version also included a link to that speech and other references. GLOBAL BRITAIN, LEVELLING…

Race and class ‘justice’ in Biden’s USA

We are posting three articles from Left Voice (USA), which over period of one week highlight the nature of race and class ‘justice’ in the Biden’s USA. 1. LAPD murdered a 14-Year-old girl in a dressing room. Abolish the police by Tatiana Cozzarelli 2. NYPD Murders Black Man Having Mental Health Crisis by Molly Rosenzweig…

“Terrible step”: press freedom in danger as UK court clears the way for Julian Assange extradition

We are posting this interview in the aftermath of the UK court decision to extradite Julian Assange. Amy Goodman of Democacy Now speaks to Christophe Deloire, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders; Gabriel Shipton, Julian Assange’s brother and a filmmaker: and Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project. “TERRIBLE STEP”: PRESS FREEDOM IN DANGER…

A TERF-Far Right alliance has launched a new transphobic onslaught

The following article by Adrien Belarc  was translated from French and posted by Left Voice (USA). It  outlines the growing alliance between trans-exclusionary radical feminists and the Far Right and also the penetration of their ideas into more mainstream discourse. A TERF-FAR RIGHT ALLIANCE HAS LAUNCHED A NEW TRANSPHOBIC ONSLAUGHT  For a few weeks now,…

Tom Devine, the Highland Clearances, black chattel slavery and statues

EL&SD is posting two articles about Scotland’s leading historian, Sir Tom Devine.   In the first, Barry Biddulph takes issue with Devine’s earlier opposition to the removal for the statue of the Duke of Sutherland on Ben Bhraggie near Golspie. He and his wife, the Countess of Sutherland, were responsible for some of the worst…