On Holocaust Memorial Day: 21 lies the “Holocaust-mitigator” left tells itself on Israel/Palestine

By Sean Matgamna A central fact of our political situation is that the left, especially the ostensible revolutionary left, is a major source of antisemitism — they say “anti-Zionism” — in the country and in the labour movement, including the Labour Party. Jeremy Corbyn has admitted that there are pockets of antisemitism in the Labour … Continue reading On Holocaust Memorial Day: 21 lies the “Holocaust-mitigator” left tells itself on Israel/Palestine

After 12 December: what next for the left?

From Workers Liberty: If Labour wins a majority government, some activists will think or semi-think “job done”. There will be a feeling we have navigated deadly rapids to a place of a safety. But in fact the struggle will likely intensify, and become harder. Labour’s manifesto proposes only moderately higher taxes on the best-off, and … Continue reading After 12 December: what next for the left?

The internationalist-left and the coming election

By Martin Thomas On 29 October Labour for a Socialist Europe is meeting to discuss its plans, including plans to organise an internationalist-left profile within the Labour campaign in the general election. A basic leaflet is being printed, and an L4SE video has been produced. Other materials being discussed include: • short “position papers” or … Continue reading The internationalist-left and the coming election

Democracy -vs- Johnson

Cartoon: Martin Rowson, the Guardian Editorial in the latest issue of Solidarity: As we go to press on Tuesday 22 October, the Tory government has been voted down, 308 to 322, on its plan to bounce its Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament at panic speed. MPs have insisted on the right to debate amendments. These may … Continue reading Democracy -vs- Johnson

The far-left and the coup: side-stepping the issues

By Rhodri Evans The Communist Party of Britain (Morning Star) claims that Boris Johnson’s shutdown of Parliament was really the fault of the anti-Brexiters in Parliament. Other left groups and papers which have backed Brexit have been less off-the-wall, but maybe more confusing. Socialist Worker essentially calls on its readers to shout other slogans so … Continue reading The far-left and the coup: side-stepping the issues

Stop Johnson’s coup!

Statement from Workers Liberty: Above: protesters gather outside Parliament today We oppose Boris Johnson′s plan to shut down Parliament under the pretext of the government needing to prepare a programme of legislation. The plan will limit, almost certainly stop, Parliament′s ability to pass legislation to stop Britain exiting the EU without a deal on the 31 October. … Continue reading Stop Johnson’s coup!

50 years since troops went into Northern Ireland and the response of the UK left

A British soldier in Belfast, September 1969. In the background are local people. (AP Photo/Royle) Fifty years ago today (August 14th, 1969), the Labour home secretary James Callaghan ordered troops into Northern Ireland. This followed three days and two nights of violence in the mainly Catholic Bogside area of Derry. Trouble had also erupted in Belfast … Continue reading 50 years since troops went into Northern Ireland and the response of the UK left