Red Flag issue 15

21st century socialism faces a 20th century coup

EMBATTLED VENEZUELAN President Nicolás Maduro is facing a months long attempt by opposition forces to overthrow his United Socialist Party (psuv) government. …

Royal Mail prepares for showdown with CWU

By A CWU Postal Rep ON 5 SEPTEMBER, the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) leadership announced a strike ballot, after months of talks with Royal Mail bosses …

Strikes and solidarity needed to scrap pay cap

By Jeremy Dewar TORY CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond is a modern man. He believes that driving a train is so easy that “even a woman could do it”. He also …

A Labour Brexit? Definitely maybe

By Peter Main LABOUR’S CALL for a post-Brexit “transition period”, during which the UK would remain in the Single Market, has been presented as a …

Tories prepare ground for post-Brexit migrant clampdown

By Jeremy Dewar AN 82 PAGE dossier, outlining the Tories’ proposed immigration legislation once the UK has left the European Union, has been leaked to The …

Myanmar: Stop the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya

IN JUST two weeks, some 270,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar. The mass exodus began on 25 August, when the Myanmar army began an offensive …

Shut down UK detention centres

By Jeremy Dewar BBC’S PANORAMA team have produced a powerful, courageous and shocking piece of investigative journalism that has blown the lid on …

Birmingham bin strike: class solidarity trumps party unity

By Bernie McAdam AFTER SEVEN weeks of strike action and an apparent agreement with council chiefs, it seemed sense had prevailed; Birmingham’s Grade Three …

Civil servants’ union prepares for action

By a PCS Rep ON 6 SEPTEMBER, the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) announced a major campaign to scrap the 1% pay cap, which has hit all civil …

The rebirth of the Democratic Socialists of America

THE DEMOCRATIC socialists of America (DSA) grouping has witnessed astonishing growth over the past year, going from around 5,500 members to 26,000. It now …