Empress Brown’s Jingo Jubilee

Terry Liddle (South London Republican Forum) describes the opposition to Victoria’s Golden Jubilee celebrations The year 1887 opened with rioting by the unemployed in Norwich. Two members of the Socialist League were arrested and later imprisoned. The Socialist League was a split by members including Eleanor Marx, from the Social Democratic Federation, Britain’s first Marxist…

Linking republicanism and socialism in Scotland

Allan Armstrong looks at recent debates in the Scottish Socialist Party over republicanism and the jubilee Scotland is the part of the United Kingdom with the widest anti monarchist feelings, yet it is somewhat ironic that the Scottish Socialist Party, despite being the most influential socialist grouping in these islands, showed its usual reluctance to…

Jubilee: Wales

Mike Davies reports on Welsh Republicans’ preparations for the Royal Visit: Jiwbili ych a fi! Welsh Socialist Republicans have been at the forefront in building a coalition against the Queen’s Jubilee Jamboree in June. Cymru Goch, Earth First! activists, leading trade unionists and socialists have come together to form an ad hoc group called Stuff…

Hamish Henderson (OBE declined) 1919-2002

Hamish Henderson, folklorist, poet, Scottish internationalist and socialist died on March 3rd this year. In the year of the golden jubilee, it is worth remembering that Hamish turned down an OBE in 1983. Whilst Scotland’s semi-official nationalist anthem, Flower of Scotland, is sung by Princess Anne at Scottish rugby matches, Hamish’s internationalist anthem, Freedom Come…

How republicans around Britain and Ireland are the ‘celebrating’ jubilee

Socialist Alliance in England It is the queen’s jubilee time and the Socialist Alliance in England supports all republican activities which seek to expose the lack of democracy at the heart of British society. The jubilee does not end on June 4. That is just the beginning of the monarchist jamboree up to the 50th…

Jenin

by Jim Aitken Jenin, o Jenin dust, all over the camp, has settled like a shroud and this was supposed to fight the terror and deliver whatever with Apache helicopters themselves recalling an earlier ethnic cleansing raining down missile and flame what havoc was wrought here in refugee impoverishment insults the whole of humanity but…