Dublin – No church involvement in the National Maternity Hospital

    The following article based on an interview with Anne Conway, founder member of the Campaign against Church Ownership of Women’s Healthcare, was first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland)   DUBLIN – NO CHURCH INVOLVEMENT IN THE NATIONAL MATERNITY HOSPITAL Anne Conway a founding member of the Campaign against Church Ownership of Women’s Healthcare…

Unite Hospitality: Organising against sexual harassment and gender-based violence

The following article written by Maria Elena Carpintero Torres-Quevedo first appeared in bella caledonia. It looks at how hospitality workers are trying to organise against sexual harassment and gender-based violence.   HOW HOSPITALITY WORKERS ARE ORGANISING AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE “There’s no protection for Hospitality workers,” say Caitlin Alexandria Lee. She’s one of…

Its the constitution stupid!

This article by Allan Armstrong (RCF) looks at the aftermath of the May 6th elections in Scotland, Wales and England, the current situation in Northern Ireland, and then to the political significance of new movements from below across these islands, culminating in the people of Govanhill challenging the UK state’s Home Office Border Agency’s attempted…

Edinburgh May Day Kill the Bill Demo

This article. written by Maria Elena Carpintero Torres-Quevedo, was first posted on bella caledonia. It provides an account to the Edinburgh solidarity demo, held on May 1st, to protest against the Tory government’s proposed new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. This International Workers Day, protestors in Edinburgh took part in one of many protests across…

The Alba Party and the Left in Scotland

The following article by Allan Armstrong (RCF) provides an analysis of the Alba Party and the response of the Left in Scotland. THE ALBA PARTY AND THE LEFT IN SCOTLAND Introduction The public emergence of the Alba Party on 26th March has led to considerable political confusion on the Left as to its political significance…

Brexit Britain – a new police state?

The following article on the slide of Brexit Britain to an authoritarian state was was first published by Socialist Democracy (Ireland). The Tory government’s proposed anti-crime Bill has seen a number of mobilisations across Britain. Covid rules and fierce police enforcement have limited street demonstrations, but that has started to break down. Protest is seen…

From Clapham to Bristol: The battle for the future has begun

We are posting this article by Neil Faulkner of Anti-Capitalist Resistance written in response to the events at Clapham Bandstand and Bristol.   FROM CLAPHAM TO BRISTOL  – THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE HAS BEGUN ‘Beautiful’ is how revolutionary Ernest Mandel described the sight of burning cars on the streets of Paris in May 1968. So,…

Abortion abstention at Stormont – What is it that makes Sinn Fein a left party?

We are posting this article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland)highlighting Sinn Fein complicity at Stormont on helping to undermine the very limited abortion rights that exist in Northern Ireland. ABORTION AT STORMONT – WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES SINN FEIN A LEFT PARTY? Among all the other elements of a dysfunctional and corrupt administration in the…

Clapham Bandstand: the birth of a new women’s movement?

This article on the police response to those women protesting the death of Sarah Everard was first posted by Anti-Capitalist Resistance Across the globe, especially in Latin America, violence against women has been the catalyst over the last few years for a new birth of feminist protests. Ni una menos (not one more) has also…

Mass Farmers’ Strike In India

India has witnessed one of the largest strike movements in global history. This has involved many millions of farmers taking action against Narendra Modi’s Right populist and viciously sectarian government, which is strongly supported by the Tory government, and in particular, Priti Patel. The first article was posted by Women of Colour the day prior…