After the giant march: where now for the anti-Brexit left?

Saturday's giant march - the biggest in Britain since at least 2003 - was an inspiring event. Our congratulations go out to all who attended, and especially those on the Left Bloc organised by Another Europe Is Possible and Labour for a Socialist Europe. As comrade Coatesy notes, "The million strong march was marked by good humour, noticeably … Continue reading After the giant march: where now for the anti-Brexit left?

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Young Labour will march without you

Staying away from the fight against Brexit is a betrayal of the left A Young Labour member replies to NEC youth rep Lara McNeill’s article (published yesterday), 'I'm Labour's NEC youth rep - and I won’t be at the People’s Vote march tomorrow’. Alex Fernandes replies: In her latest article on LabourList, Lara McNeill recycles the rightwing … Continue reading Young Labour will march without you

After Christchurch, organise against the far right

By Riki Lane Friday 15 March was a day of contrast in both Australia and New Zealand – exuberance and militant action by students striking for climate action in both Australia; followed immediately by immense sadness, horror and anger at the mass murder by a fascist at a mosque in Christchurch. The apparent attacker, an … Continue reading After Christchurch, organise against the far right

Palestinian opinion poll: support for ‘two states’ rising

It must be fiendishly difficult to conduct an accurate opinion poll of Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip but this one seems to have been conducted with considerable care. Some of the main findings: These are the results of the latest poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) … Continue reading Palestinian opinion poll: support for ‘two states’ rising

Last, loneliest, loveliest, lacerated

Rosie Bell writes (at her blog) I have been mourning that my beautiful, laid-back homeland should be so violated. We expect physical earthquakes, like the one that knocked down Christchurch back in 2011 and killed 185 people. We don’t expect to be shaken to pieces by terrorism. The last terrorist attack was back in 1985, … Continue reading Last, loneliest, loveliest, lacerated

An insult to Chinese workers and to Marx

By Justine Kennedy The Marx Memorial Library’s annual oration (tomorrow) at the grave of Karl Marx will be given, bizarrely, by Minister Ma Hui a senior official from the Chinese Embassy in the UK. The Chinese government is by no stretch of the imagination Marxist or socialist. China’s crackdown on the Uyghur population has made the … Continue reading An insult to Chinese workers and to Marx

New Zealand Jews “sickened, devastated” by Mosque shootings

By Cnaan Liphshiz at Forward: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Image...Members of the public react in front of the Masjd Al Noor Mosque as they fear for their relatives on March 15, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. 49 people have been confirmed dead and more than 20 are injured following attacks at two mosques in Christchurch. (JTA) — Jewish … Continue reading New Zealand Jews “sickened, devastated” by Mosque shootings