Grant Leave to Remain to all migrants !

This is an absolutely crucial appeal to the British and Irish governments enable access to  basic human needs for all asylum-seekers and migrants. All readers are urged to support: An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of the UK and the Taoiseach of Ireland 3/28/2020  4 Comments 270320 Open Letter Download File Sign a petition … Continue reading Grant Leave to Remain to all migrants !

Further open letter to an unwarranted optimist

Above: testing station in South Korea (Getty Images) A further guest post by David Ashcroft This text was rushed off between other more urgent tasks, as a btl reply to a post on Boffy's Blog. It didn't appear, presumably because WordPress automatically rejected it as too long. The arguments have a broader relevance for anyone … Continue reading Further open letter to an unwarranted optimist

Open letter to a keyboard warrior

Picture: Shropshire Star A Guest post by David Ashcroft. Notionally a reply to one individual ('Boffy'), but, more to the point,  an attempt to explain how serious this all is and how we should all be contributing what we can to the collective efforts from below which are needed to get through this, not just … Continue reading Open letter to a keyboard warrior

Heading for The Purge?

Guest post by Johnny Lewis For those who don’t know, The Purge is  a T.V. dystopian franchise about an annual national holiday - the Purge, in which all crimes, including murder, are legal for a 12-hour period and where the rich hunt down or buy the poor for their fun. What links this fantasy to … Continue reading Heading for The Purge?

Tim Martin: Britain’s most despicable boss

Picture: Henry Nicholls/PA Wire/PA Images OK, there's a lot of competition for the crown, but  the title of most despicable boss in Britain surely goes to multi-millionaire Tim Martin. Plenty of other 'captains of industry' (Sports Direct's Mike Ashley and Inios' Jim Ratcliffe spring to mind) are plainly greedy, reactionary and thoroughly unpleasant human beings, … Continue reading Tim Martin: Britain’s most despicable boss

Communism and philistinism: the two souls of the Comintern

Above: James P. Cannon A Long Read for the present crisis: This article, in its first version, was published at the beginning of 1975 in Permanent Revolution, the magazine of Workers' Fight, a forerunner of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty (AWL). We reprint it here to mark the importance of James P. Cannon, a resolute … Continue reading Communism and philistinism: the two souls of the Comintern

“NHS staff are cannon fodder”

NHS staff have pleaded with the Government to urgently boost the number of personal protective equipment to the hospital frontlines (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty) Below: open letter published in Sunday Times yesterday (March 22, 2020): We are 3,963 frontline NHS staff who are pleading with the prime minister to intervene to ensure we have adequate personal … Continue reading “NHS staff are cannon fodder”