Above: Milne, Murray and Murphy By Martin Thomas On Wednesday 19 February 2020, the Financial Times reported that Andrew Murray had resigned from his job in the Labour Party "Leader's Office". His associate Karie Murphy has already been lined up to go to the House of Lords. We still don't know whether Seumas Milne, the … Continue reading Andrew Murray: good riddance
From the Observer, October 12, 2013: Michael Gove urged to reject 'chilling views' of his special adviser Education secretary Michael Gove, left, with policy adviser Dominic Cummings. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Michael Gove is under pressure to distance himself from his closest policy adviser after he wrote that most teachers were "mediocre" and claimed that a child's … Continue reading Sabisky: a true disciple of Cummings
Above: two creatures of Cummings' The significance of the Sabisky affair is not so much the ignorance and eccentricity of this particular Cummings protege, but the fact that Johnson refused to comment. He plainly intended to follow the Trump example, and simply ignore "liberal" outrage. The charlatan-PM's spokesman repeatedly refused to say whether his boss … Continue reading Sabisky: Johnson stands by a racist
Socialist Worker says Israel is the West's "attack dog" - and it's "got to go" - but provides little detail about how Israel is to be abolished, and by whom. By Dale Street When Sunderland Polytechnic Students Union (SPSU) banned a campus Jewish Society in 1985, Socialist Worker (weekly newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party) … Continue reading Three decades of Socialist Worker on antisemitism
A well-researched and basically sound analysis from Socialist Resistance, though some of us here at Shiraz wouldn't agree with their support for Rebecca Long Bailey and Richard Burgon: What happened? Like many others on the left, we got the election result seriously wrong. Most thought a hung Parliament or even a Labour minority government was … Continue reading ‘Socialist Resistance’ on the disastrous election result
Above: Chinese leader Xi Jinping, speaking to Beijing residents on Monday in a photograph released by Xinhua, the state news agency. Credit: Pang Xinglei/Xinhua, via Associated Press From the ChinaFile website: Viral Alarm: When Fury Overcomes Fear An Essay by Xu Zhangrun, Translated and Annotated by Geremie R. Barmé Xu Zhangrun & Geremie R. Barmé Overnight, the … Continue reading Coronavirus: Chinese intellectual blames Xi and “the cabal that surrounds him”
Andrew Coates reports at Tendance Coatesy: You can support the “network” case defendants by sending them solidarity messages, donating to the support campaign, and spreading the word about the case. See the Rupression site for details The BBC reports: Russia jails members of ‘non-existent’ terror group Set Seven Russian anarchists and anti-fascist activists have been handed lengthy jail … Continue reading Russian Anti-Fascists Imprisoned. Defend our Comrades!