Russian Anti-Fascists Imprisoned. Defend our Comrades!

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!

The politics of Jewish victimization

People gathered for a news conference discussing the man accused of stabbing five Jewish people at a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, N.Y. Picture: Yana Paskova for The New York Times By Barry Finger Orthodox Jews in the New York metropolitan area alone have been the victims of no less than a dozen attacks in the … Continue reading The politics of Jewish victimization

Soleimani assassination and the danger of war: what socialists in the region have to say

Unlike the UK Stop the War group (uncritical apologists for the Iranian regime), the Alliance of Middle Eastern and North African Socialists, about whom we at Shiraz know next to nothing, are able to simultaneously condemn Trump's reckless belligerence and  and the repression of democratic forces by Iran and other regional imperialist powers: Oppose U.S. … Continue reading Soleimani assassination and the danger of war: what socialists in the region have to say

Anti-strike injunction is an affront to democracy: Repeal all anti-union laws!

By Daniel Randall, RMT Bakerloo Line branch assistant chair and Free Our Unions campaign (pc) - also posted at The Clarion The High Court injunction granted to Royal Mail to prevent postal workers from striking, despite their overwhelming vote to do so, highlights the profoundly undemocratic nature of Britain’s anti-trade union laws, and the urgent need … Continue reading Anti-strike injunction is an affront to democracy: Repeal all anti-union laws!

In search of lost coherence

Above: Sabotage, (1936), Hitchcock’s version of Conrad's The Secret Agent. Photograph: Allstar/Granada By Peter Ryley (at Fat Man on a Keyboard) The problem with trying to understand Brexit is that it is impossible to pin it down to any one meaning. Critics try and assign the causes to nationalism, racism, 'little England' sentiment, nostalgia, anger, etc., … Continue reading In search of lost coherence

Free Our Unions replies to Morning Star smears

First published in The Clarion: Yes, we want a bonfire of the anti-union laws By Riccardo la Torre and Becky Crocker, on behalf of the Free Our Unions campaign The 26 July edition of the Morning Star (newspaper of the Communist Party of Britain) contained a full-page article attacking the Free Our Unions campaign, by … Continue reading Free Our Unions replies to Morning Star smears

Eric Lee: In the fight for workers’ rights, there are no borders

By Eric Lee (first published on his own blog): The following is the text of my presentation to the international seminar held in Oslo last week by the Arthur Svensson foundation. First of all, I want to thank the Svensson foundation for the invitation to speak here today, and also for your decision in 2016 to … Continue reading Eric Lee: In the fight for workers’ rights, there are no borders