Defend Our Democratic Right To Know – Free Julian Assange Now

Steve Freeman gave a talk on Julian Assange Case at an RCN Zoom meeting on 8.11.20. He has now written this up and we have posted it below. This is followed by two comments, one by Seamus McGuigan, the other by Connor Beaton of the Republican Socialist Platform. DEFEND OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHT TO KNOW – FREE…

Biden: A Transition To Neo-Trumpist Populism?

E&L is posting the following three articles on the situation in the USA after Biden’s presidential electoral victory. Far from heralding a new “progressive” era, or even a return to “normality”, Biden is already preparing the grounds for  a neo-Trumpist populist backlash. The first article by M. K. Kumar in the USA looks at the nature…

The British Left and the UK State

  Below is an outline of the Contents and the concluding chapter of The British Left and the UK state, written by Allan Armstrong.  The article  addresses the need for a socialist republican ‘internationalism from below’ strategy to address the current challenges the Left faces. The full article  can be read at:- https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/the-british-left-the-uk-state-1-3.pdf _____________ From…

Julian Assange – Trial Of The Century

We are posting this appeal on behalf of Julian Assange, which was first sent out by Diem25. JULIAN ASSANGE – TRIAL OF THE CENTURY A murderous system is being created before our very eyes” – Nils Melzer, UN Special Reporter on Torture The trial of Julian Assange taking place right now at the Old Bailey…

Glasgow Students Call For A Rent Strike

Paul Inglis of the Republican Socialist Platform has written the following article on the proposed Glasgow University Students’ Rent Strike (also see Glasgow Uni Rent Strike) The big news of the last few days has concerned the outbreaks of COVID-19 in student halls at Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. With an explosion of positive cases,…

The Weimarisation Of US Politics

Daniel Lazare makes a comparison between pre-Hitler Germany and politics in the USA today. Is the US nearing its Weimar moment? At first glance, any such analogy seems over the top. The Weimar Republic was born amid imperial defeat, revolution and civil war – a period that began when sailors mutinied in the Baltic port…

ON ‘ANTISEMITISM’

Roland Rance of Socialist Resistance explains the political significance of the term ‘antisemitism’.  ON ‘ANTISEMITISM’   One specious argument that those of us active in Palestine solidarity hear time after time is the hoary line that “Jews are not really Semites, so why say that they are the victims of antisemitism”, or its many variants,…

‘FAR LEFT FASCISM’: THE NON-EXISTENT DISORDER

As part of our continuing coverage of the political situation in the USA, we are posting this article by Susan Pashkoff. This was first posted by Socialist Resistance.   ‘FAR LEFT FASCISM’: THE NON-EXISTENT DISORDER     As I watched the coronavirus pandemic spread globally and the resulting global economic crisis my only thoughts were…

JOE BIDEN – RACIST AND SEXIST

We are posting these two articles which challenge those following Bernie Sanders in giving their support to Joe Biden as the Democratic presidential candidate. The first article, by Daniel Lazare, takes up Biden’s appalling record of racism; the second by Tatiana Cozzarelli, his record of sexism. 1. THE BIDEN DISASTER – Daniel Lazare (https://daniellazare.com/about/) 2.…

THE DEFEAT OF THE SANDERS CAMPAIGN

  This article explaining the politics and consequences of the defeat of Bernie Sanders’ bid to become the Democratic Party US presidential candidate was posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland). ________________   THE DEFEAT OF THE SANDERS CAMPAIGN   The claim about history repeating itself is often thrown around loosely but in the case of Bernie…