“The institutional racism in my local Labour party”

This is a most disturbing piece that deserves to be widely read, especially on the left. Shiraz cannot vouch for the accuracy of everything the author says, and the article is certainly long on hyperbole. But it also contains quite a lot of facts. Assuming that it’s true (and there is no reason at present … Continue reading “The institutional racism in my local Labour party”

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Handwashing over Syria

By Peter Riley (at Fat Man on a Keyboard) Most of my recent posts have been about Brexit. Other things are happening as well; like a massacre. It's a massacre that comes after half a million other deaths. It finishes off what was started with Sarin gas in 2013. It is a crime against humanity, … Continue reading Handwashing over Syria

US socialists struggle to respond to school shooting, gun control

The US SocialistWorker.org (nothing do with the British SWP) struggles to formulate a coherent response in this well-meaning but somewhat vacuous article that ducks the issue of gun control and falls back on truisms and banalities about "U.S imperialism, racism and oppression". Still, it is a genuine attempt to start a debate and the comrades at least deserve credit for flagging … Continue reading US socialists struggle to respond to school shooting, gun control

Morning Star and Galloway back Greenstein – so victory is assured!

By their friends ... From Greenstein's blog: Reflections on my Expulsion from the Labour Party The Morning Star 20.2.18. Editorial After spending a relaxing day in London yesterday before dining with a friend in the evening. I went for lunch with an old friend today before attending a public meeting of Brighton and Hove Momentum … Continue reading Morning Star and Galloway back Greenstein – so victory is assured!

Eastern Ghouta “even worse than the siege on Aleppo.”

Syria UK reports (20 Feb): Russia threatens to turn Eastern Ghouta into another Aleppo UPDATE: The death toll for East Ghouta for February 19th and 20th now stands at 250 Yesterday, Russia and the regime killed 97 people and injured over 500 people in east Ghouta, according to the Union of Medical Care and Relief … Continue reading Eastern Ghouta “even worse than the siege on Aleppo.”

Now Brexit fanatics openly attack the Good Friday Agreement

Above: Hoey and an ideological soul-mate Remember how during the referendum, the Leave campaign dismissed all claims that the Good Friday Agreement (aka Belfast accord) could be undermined by Brexit as ‘scaremongering’? Now some of the most fanatical and irresponsible Brexiteers are publicly calling for it to be scrapped. The ultra-right wing Brexiteer Labour MP Kate Hoey … Continue reading Now Brexit fanatics openly attack the Good Friday Agreement

Tony Greenstein Expelled from the Labour Party – Good Riddance.

Above: an example of the Greenstein style of political debate "The Tendance does not see, however, why on earth Tony Greenstein either wants to be a member of the Labour Party, why he should be allowed to join or keep his card. The clue is in the response from Greenstein, and the reference to “noxious … Continue reading Tony Greenstein Expelled from the Labour Party – Good Riddance.