Brum wall collapse families need financial support in their campaign for justice

Emergency crews said: 'The only way to identify some of them is through DNA and specialist techniques.' July 2016, Hawkeswood Metal, a recycling plant in Birmingham:  five workers killed and one suffered a broken leg when a 15ft wall made up of 1.5 tonne concrete blocks and scrap metal fell on them. The men were all agency workers, Spanish … Continue reading Brum wall collapse families need financial support in their campaign for justice

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Germany: ‘Rise Up’ remains seated as hundreds of thousands march against racism

Protesters march during the "#unteilbar" demonstration to "rise up against discrimination, poverty, racism, sexism, disenfranchisement, and nationalism" in Berlin, REUTERS/Michele Tantussi By Dale Street Somewhere between 150,000 and 250,000 people marched through Berlin on Saturday 14 October in a protest against “racism, social exclusion and the shift to the right (‘Rechtsruck’)”. The “#Indivisible” demonstration was backed by a … Continue reading Germany: ‘Rise Up’ remains seated as hundreds of thousands march against racism

March against Brexit this Saturday

Another Europe Is Possible – march with us on October 20th It’s time for the left and the labour movement to mobilise – and take the reigns back from the political establishment. Build unions not borders End fortress Europe Save the NHS Give the people the final say Join the protest here. On October 20th, … Continue reading March against Brexit this Saturday

Brexit: Morning Star’s post-imperial delusions towards Ireland

"It's entirely up to the EU if it wants to undermine the goodwill in Ireland embodied in the Good Friday Agreement by setting up a hard border. "The British and Irish governments do not want this. They have no need to create it. With a little more than irony, Brussels dominates Dublin and now wants … Continue reading Brexit: Morning Star’s post-imperial delusions towards Ireland

Anti-fascists block ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’ march

Well done #StopDFLA for cutting today's DFLA march short. Good numbers and a strong, positive, defiant mood. #NoPasaran pic.twitter.com/fQ1bAUpmHZ — Bob From Brockley (@bobfrombrockley) October 13, 2018 Feminist led match against fascism! ✊🏾💃🏾far-right claim they want to stop sexual violence-Racism isn't the answer #StopDFLA @womensmarchlon pic.twitter.com/qmEUAUV6qF — Lotus Hannon (@LotusHannon) October 13, 2018 Ex-SWPer David … Continue reading Anti-fascists block ‘Democratic Football Lads Alliance’ march

Labour and Universal Credit

By DK The intervention by Gordon Brown and the campaign being run by the Daily Mirror to stop Universal Credit really exposes how weak Labours policy is on this area and social security in general. Labour's policy on Universal Credit is 'pause and fix' by which it means opposing the latest cut to Tax Credits … Continue reading Labour and Universal Credit

Tatchell on Corbyn, internationalism and the future of the left

Renowned left-winger and human rights campaigner Pete Tatchell spoke to the Clarion about his views on the way forward for the left. It should go without saying that neither the Clarion nor Shiraz necessarily agree with everything Pater has to say: Clarion: In August August you debated a couple of very vocal supporters of Assad’s war on … Continue reading Tatchell on Corbyn, internationalism and the future of the left