Labor Notes 2022 – which way forward for the movement?

The following article was first posted by Left Voice (US) in the run-up to the very well-attended Labor Notes conference held in Chicago in Chicago in June. Although specific to the situation of rising working class struggle in the USA, it makes many points which apply to the UK. with strong parallels between the role…

Burma/Myanmar: urgent appeal for donations

This financial appeal for the victims of the Burma/Myanmar army’s  brutal clampdown on democracy was first posted  by Global Women’s Strike.  BURMA/MYANMAR: URGENT APPEAL FOR DONATIONS  We are distraught and outraged to hear about the executions of four political prisoners in Myanmar. Their murders add to the over 5,800 women, children and men killed since…

Remembering Jiyan Tolhildan

The following article written by Sarah Glynn was first posted on bella caledonia. Sarah writes this tribute to Jihan Tolhildan, a member of the Womens’ Defence Units (YPI), which form part of the Syrian Democratic Forces. REMEMBERING JIHAN TOLHILDAN Last Sunday, the United States Central Command extended condolences to three women fighters – members of…

On the frontier of whiteness? Expropriation, war and social reproduction in Ukraine

The following article written by Olena  Lyubchenko was first posted by LeftEast. It addresses the tensions amongst the Ukrainian resistance to Russian imperial aggression.  It opposes Ukrainian nationalist attempts to promote  Ukraine’s future as a ‘white European nation’ and champions  the Left’s attempt to  locate the struggle within a global framework against all exploitation and…

Remember the Yazidis: survivors of ISIS genocide now under attack from the Iraqi army

With the world’s attention is focussed on the Ukraine war, many authoritarian regimes are using the opportunity to step up repression. This article, written by Sarah Glynn and first posted by bella caledonia highlights the plight ot the Yezidis  in Iraq.   REMEMBER THE YAZIDIS: SURVIVORS OF ISIS GENOCIDE NOW UNDER ATTACK FROM THE IRAQI…

We won’t go back: all out for abortion rights everywhere

We are posting this article from Left Voice (USA) in view of the Hard Right, US Supreme Court’s pending overthrow of the Roe v. Wade judgement on abortion rights. This would represent a major victory for the Hard and Far Right, and will have international ramifications   WE WON’T GO BACK: ALL OUT FOR ABORTION…

National Maternity Hospital – time to get off the sidelines

We are posting this follow-up article from Socialist Democracy (Ireland) on the politics behind the new National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. NATIONAL MATERNITY HOSPITAL – TIME TO GET OFF THE SIDELINES On the 25th May 2018 Irish citizens in the 26-county state voted to make abortion a legal right for women. Although admittedly within certain…

Belfast City Council must rename streets named after alleged sex offender

Socialist Democracy (Ireland) received this letter about Prince Andrew Park and Prince Andrew Gardens in South Belfast.   BELFAST CITY COUNCIL MUST RENAME STREETS NAMED AFTER ALLEGED SEX OFFENDER Dear Editor Two staples of Unionist politicians’ social media accounts are irritation at Irish culture and language and gushing praise of the English royal family. DUP…