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) is the first part of his analysis of the Alba Party and the response of the Left in Scotland. THE ALBA PARTY AND THE LEFT IN SCOTLAND – Part 1 Introduction The public emergence of the Alba Party on 26th March has led to considerable political confusion on the…

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 Fen 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…

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…

STORMONT PUSHES BACK AGAINST ABORTION REGULATIONS

This article, first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland), examines a socially reactionary role of Stormont  over women’s abortion rights.  STORMONT PUSHES BACK AGAINST ABORTION REGULATIONS   On the 2nd June  Stormont Assembly passed a DUP motion calling for the rejection of abortion law enacted at Westminster. A Sinn Fein amendment which solely dealt with abortions…

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, GLASGOW, 8th MARCH

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH AND CELEBRATION Come and celebrate International Women’s Day! Join us at 2pm on Sunday 8th March at La Pasioniara sculpture on the river Clyde for a rousing march with street theatre, music, and an open mic. We will be heading through the city centre to the Buchanan Street steps. The event…

#ME TOO – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

In the aftermath of the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein scandal,  Pauline Bradley makes an assessment of the global impact of the #MeToo movement   #METOO – WHATS IT ALL ABOUT?     #MeToo is not just a moment, its not just a hashtag, its not just a single issue campaign aligned to the US Democratic Party,…