Leading CP’ers denounce Morning Star article – the paper removes it and apologises

The following article, by two leading members of the Communist Party of Britain, appears in today's Morning Star. It makes a refreshing change from the absolute anti-Zionism and denial of antisemitism as a serious problem on the left, that generally characterises that paper's coverage of the subject. It is also good to see the paper carrying such … Continue reading Leading CP’ers denounce Morning Star article – the paper removes it and apologises

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Stalinists attempt to turn back ‘Spirit of ’68’

By Luke Fawley One of the founders of European Fascism Charles Maurras, the leader of Action Francaise, said his entire political project was about reversing 1789. He meant reversing the ideas of universalism, republicanism, secularism, democracy and equality inherent in the French revolution. When the French fell to the Nazi blitzkrieg in 1940 the collaborationist … Continue reading Stalinists attempt to turn back ‘Spirit of ’68’

Trump: Kidnapper-in-Chief

From the (US) SocialistWorker.org (nothing to do with the UK SWP): OUTRAGE OVER Donald Trump’s policy of seizing migrating children from their parents is spreading, even on the right end of the political spectrum — and Trump’s by now familiar mix of sniveling lies and sickening smears in response is only fueling the fire. The … Continue reading Trump: Kidnapper-in-Chief

Morning Star: anti-Brexit protestors “inimical to Labour”

  On Saturday, at the Labour Live festival in north London a group of about 15 demonstrators unfurled a banner demanding that the Labour leader “stop backing Brexit”. They did this for a matter of about 15 seconds (according to the i) The protest was organised by campaign groups For our Future’s Sake and Our Future, Our … Continue reading Morning Star: anti-Brexit protestors “inimical to Labour”

As Tories revive the ‘Brexit dividend for NHS’ lie, IFS research shows the opposite to be true

This important piece by two senior figures at the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows how "Brexit has reduced rather than increased the funds available for the NHS (and other public services) both in the short and long term": A 'Brexit Dividend' to spend on the NHS? Peter Levell and George Stoye Regardless of Brexit, the … Continue reading As Tories revive the ‘Brexit dividend for NHS’ lie, IFS research shows the opposite to be true

General Strike In Nicaragua: left Condemns Ortega who “Puts Down Protests Violently”

Andrew Coates (at Tendance Coatesy) reports: General Strike in Nicaragua: Demonstrator in Burnt-out Bus in Tipitapa. Nicaragua protesters stage national strike as clashes persist. A 24-hour general strike has brought much of Nicaragua to a standstill, as anti-government campaigners demand the resignation of President Daniel Ortega. Streets have been deserted and businesses closed in the capital, … Continue reading General Strike In Nicaragua: left Condemns Ortega who “Puts Down Protests Violently”

Brexit: the speech Corbyn aught to make

With Labour's official stance on Brexit still mired in so-called "constructive ambiguity", it's time Corbyn showed some leadership and took a principled, coherent position. Here's what he aught to say:   “As May 2019 gets closer, it becomes ever clearer what a disaster Brexit is likely to be for working people in this country and … Continue reading Brexit: the speech Corbyn aught to make