MOBILISATIONS AGAINST THE CATALAN VERDICT AND THE SPANISH GENERAL ELECTION

  We are posting this article from Popular Unity Candidacy in Catalunya. It describes the situation in Catalunya, Euskadi and Spain in the aftermath of the draconian prison sentences imposed on those the Spanish state deemed responsible for the  the Catalan Republic referendum. It also describes the situation after Spanish general election held on November…

REPUBLICANS ADDRESS THE ‘NO TO THE COUP’ DEMOS IN DUNDEE AND EDINBURGH ON AUGUST 31st

On Saturday 31st August demonstrations were held throughout the UK to protest at ‘Boris’s coup’. Mary McGregor addressed the rally held in Dundee. Allan Armstrong addressed the rally held in Edinburgh.   ____________ Speech by Mary McGregor   Comrades and friends, We are living through extraordinary times. We live in a time where children go…

It’s the constitution stupid – After the Boris ‘coup’ let’s fUK it!

Allan Armstrong gives his response to the latest constitutional crisis hitting the UK state   It’s the constitution stupid – After the Boris ‘coup’ let’s fUK it!   Contents A constitutional and legal coup under Crown-in-Westminster sovereignty The UK’s growing constitutional crisis, the retreat of neo-liberalism and liberal unionism and the growth of right populism…

Promoting Republicanism

Murdo Ritchie addresses the Left’s failing to understand republicanism. This is deeply rooted in the Left’s acceptance of the UK state for as a vehicle for its various economic and political projects. Murdo’s article is an update of his earlier piece (PROMOTING REPUBLICANISM) The advocacy of socialist republicanism has very few current precedents in the United…

BBC’s WAR ON CORBYN

Tony Greenstein takes apart the BBC’s Panorama programme Is Labour anti-Semitic? providing the Right wing,  racist and Islamophobic background of its producer, John Ware and highlighting the tendentious biased techniques used in its production. BBC’S WAR ON CORBYN       As John Pilger has long argued, the BBC is the most refined propaganda service in…

ITALIAN DOCK WORKERS SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH MIGRANTS

The election of the national populist  and racist Five Stars and Northern League government has led to a surge in state and far right in attacks on migrants in Italy. The following article by Karel Ludenhoff, an Amsterdam-based labour activist, is about the heartening response from Genoa dockworkers to attempts by desperate migrants trying to…

FROM BLATCHERISM TO MAYBYNISM

Below is a synopsis of Allan Armstrong’s new pamphlet  The Continuing Shift to the Right in the Transition from Neo-Liberalism to Right Populism https://allanarmstrong831930095.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/right-populism-1.pdf   This is followed by the last two chapters (relettered) which deal with the impact of Right Populism  since the Brexit vote, _______ THE CONTINUING SHIFT TO THE RIGHT IN THE…

ANOTHER EUROPE IS POSSIBLE CONFERENCE, 10.12.18, LONDON

  Allan Armstrong, who attended the ‘Another Europe Is Possible’ conference in London, as a representative from the Campaign for European Republican Socialist Party, makes his political assessment of the event. ANOTHER EUROPE IS POSSIBLE CONFERENCE, 10.12.18, LONDON   The Left in the UK has not only been hopelessly divided over Brexit, but marginal to…

THE IHRA AND APARTHEID ISRAEL

We are posting three pieces following the Labour Party’s adoption of the IHTA statement on Anti-Semitism. the first is by Moshe Machover, founder member of the socialist Matzpen Party in Israel, who successfully resisted  a joint Zionist and Labour Right attempt to have him expelled from the  Labour Party. The second is by a Shahd…

NO VOTE WASTED – FOR PURE PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION

Murdo Ritchie argues that Socialists should support the purest form of proportional representation. NO VOTE WASTED – FOR PURE PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION     The outcomes of all elections are the resultants produced by misshapen class struggles. The consciousness of the participants and the audience are formed in the policies. But the institutions as well as…