Comrade Anti-Fascists, Greens, Kurds, Leftists: check if you are on the ‘Counter- Terrorism’ list

Andrew Coates writes (at Tendance Coatesy): Greenpeace included with neo-Nazis on UK counter-terror list Guardian. Exclusive: Extinction Rebellion and Peta also named in anti-extremism briefing alongside Combat 18 and National Action. Among the groups listed with no known link to terrorist violence or known threat to national security are Stop the War, the Palestinian Solidarity … Continue reading Comrade Anti-Fascists, Greens, Kurds, Leftists: check if you are on the ‘Counter- Terrorism’ list

Defending ‘white interests’ can never be right

Above: Ian Lavery invokes the "white working class" - twice The controversity over Dulwich and Winchester colleges' rejection of £100 million for "poor white boys" , comes as possible Labour leadership candidate Ian Lavery claims to be a champion of the "white working class", which he claims Labour has neglected. Times columnist David Aaronovich dealt … Continue reading Defending ‘white interests’ can never be right

Proud Jew Sanders backed by Muslim Americans

Above: Sanders (in a 2016 debate) on his Jewish identity By Eric Lee In recent months, Bernie Sanders has become an enormously popular politician among Muslim Americans. He was one of only two Democratic presidential candidates to address the Islamic Society of North America Convention in August, the largest annual gathering of Muslim Americans in … Continue reading Proud Jew Sanders backed by Muslim Americans

Morning Star and CPB come clean: they back Johnson’s deal

Above: the "millionaire-funded slick Remain campaign" marching yesterday As some of you may know, I write a (fairly) regular column in the AWL's paper Solidarity covering the antics of the Morning Star and its political masters, the Communist Party of Britain (CPB). I generally try to maintain a jocular tone but that can be difficult: sometimes I'm just too … Continue reading Morning Star and CPB come clean: they back Johnson’s deal

Labour conference approves motion to extend free movement

By Sienna Rodgers (at LabourList) On its final day, Labour conference approved a radical policy motion advocating the extension of free movement, the closure of all detention centres and the awarding of equal voting rights to all UK residents. The party position on freedom of movement has been a source of tension within the party … Continue reading Labour conference approves motion to extend free movement

Spencer Sunshine: “El Paso Blood Is on the Hands of Everyone Who Has Scapegoated Migrants”

Above: Trump stirs up hate in El Paso earlier this year The prominent US anti-fascist campaigner Spencer Sunshine has written this excellent piece on the El Paso shooting: The far right in the United States changes its look every few years, cycling through hoods, shaved heads and boots, polo shirts and fashy haircuts, and even … Continue reading Spencer Sunshine: “El Paso Blood Is on the Hands of Everyone Who Has Scapegoated Migrants”

A reply to Len McCluskey on the labour movement, migrants and Brexit

A reply to Len McCluskey’s letter in the Guardian (10 June), by Labour for a Socialist Europe steering committee member Seema Syeda. Dear Len, As a British-born woman of Bangladeshi origin, I am disappointed and saddened at your caricatures of the working class as a monolithic entity that voted en masse to leave the European Union. … Continue reading A reply to Len McCluskey on the labour movement, migrants and Brexit