Better Together – With Friends Like These!

WAR CRIMINAL SAYS HE’LL SAVE THE UNION FOR US-BRITISH IMPERIALISM BELFAST LOYALIST RIOTERS BIGOTS UNITED TO SAVE THE UNION JOHANN LAMONT HOLDS UP HER FUTURE UNIONIST PROMISE LABOUR AND TORIES WILL UNITE TO END  UNIVERSAL BENEFITS

Radisson Blu Or Post-Radisson Red?

This blog has already commented on the earlier organising behind the Radical Independence Conference. It has also provided a fraternal critique of Britain Must Break, written by James Foley for the International Socialist Group (ISG), the organisation which initiated the RIC. Many others have commented on the conference itself (see end of articles below for…

Belfast Flag Riots

John McAnulty of Socialist Democracy (Ireland) writes about the Loyalist rioting in Belfast over the council’s decision to restrict the number of days the Union Jack flies over the City Hall. UNIONISTS UNITE TO REJECT CONCILIATION FOR SECTARIAN DOMINANCE “They are taking everything” proclaimed a Belfast loyalist, marching back from the trashing of the city…

Leckey Decision “Absolutely Shameful”

The statement below, concerning the halting of 14 inquests into the activities of the British state forces in the Six Counties, was first posted on the eirigi website. Rúnaí ginearálta (General Secretary) éirígí, Breandán Mac Cionnaith, has described the decision by the senior coroner, John Leckey, in the Six Counties to halt fourteen inquests involving…

Cruel Britannia – Secret History Of Torture

Tommy McKearney, former republican hunger striker and now activist with the Independent Workers Union in Ireland, has written the following review of Ian Cobain’s book, Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture on his blog. Britain’s public and its government are currently devoting significant attention to the behaviour of the nation’s broadcast and print media. Both…

MI5 – They Haven’t Gone Away You Know!

Below we publish two recent articles from the Irish republican socialist organisation, eirigi, which deal with the continued activities of MI5 in the ‘Six Counties’. SHINING A LIGHT ON THE SHADOWS The Conway Mill on Belfast’s Fall Road was the setting for a very well-attended public meeting on Thursday [November 8] at which éirígí launched…

Freedom Come All Ye

The magazine version of Emancipation & Liberation has contained a Republic of the Imagination section, which has provided articles about historical and ongoing cultural resistance against capitalism and other class-based societies. Our blog intends to look at the cultural debates which have arisen, and which will arise in the future, within a Scottish society looking for…

Radical Independence Conference

The Radical Independence Conference (http://radicalindependence.org/), being held this Saturday, 24th November in Glasgow, is likely to be the biggest gathering of the Left in Scotland for many years. The RCN has been covering this event since the first open organising meeting in June. We have produced a special issue of our magazine, Emancipation & Liberation,…

Genuine Self-Determination Means Acting As Republicans Now

Allan Armstrong will be introducing the workshop on Republicanism at the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow on November 24th, along with Neil Davidson of the SWP, Graham McIver of Solidarity, and a speaker from Republic Scotland. He has been asked by the conference organisers to prepare an outline of his talk, so that those attending…