Brazil: Their fight is our fight!

Statement - 29 October 2018 JAIR BOLSONARO's victory in the presidential election poses a deadly threat to Brazil's working class and progressive movements. His supporters have already unleashed a wave of terror against Black, indigenous, LGBT and social rights activists. US President Donald Trump congratulated Bolsonaro, claiming the two would form "great partnerships". But claims … Continue reading Brazil: Their fight is our fight!

Israel celebrates Trump’s ‘present’ with fresh slaughter in Gaza

Red Flag Statement ISRAEL HAS celebrated the opening of Donald Trump’s Embassy in Jerusalem with a bloodbath, by massacring at least 60 Palestinian demonstrators, including eight children, and wounding more than 2,270. This brings the total number killed by the IDF since the protests began to over one hundred. Thousands have been injured, with Al … Continue reading Israel celebrates Trump’s ‘present’ with fresh slaughter in Gaza

Solidarity with the Pashtun Protection Movement

ON SATURDAY 21 April, a number of democratic and socialist activists were arrested by the Punjabi Police in Lahore, amongst them Ali Wazir, Bilawal Mandokhel, Muzammil and Ismat Shahjahan, all of them leaders of the Pashtun Protection Movement (Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, PTM), and the Awami Workers' Party Chairman, Fanoos Gujjar. These arrests are designed to … Continue reading Solidarity with the Pashtun Protection Movement

Skripal Affair: Time for Labour to come in from the cold war

ON 4 MARCH 2018, a former Russian spy turned double agent for MI5, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, were poisoned using Novichok, a hitherto obscure nerve agent. The British government has named Russia and its newly re-elected President, Vladimir Putin, as the culprit. The main evidence is the claimed development of Novichok by Russia, … Continue reading Skripal Affair: Time for Labour to come in from the cold war

Obituary: Comrade Norman Goodwin 1938-2018

NORMAN GOODWIN died recently at his home in Birmingham. Norman was a true working class fighter and socialist. He was a dedicated anti racist and internationalist and a staunch supporter of the Irish national struggle. His proudest moment, as an AUEW shop steward, was leading his factory GKN Salisbury Transmissions out on strike to join … Continue reading Obituary: Comrade Norman Goodwin 1938-2018

Another Israeli massacre in Gaza

Israeli armed forces, firing indiscriminately on unarmed Palestinian demonstrators, men, women and children, have killed at least 16 and injured well over one hundred. As is usual in such cases, the US and British representatives on the UN Security Council have blocked any condemnation of Israel, or even any call on it to stop the … Continue reading Another Israeli massacre in Gaza

Antisemitism row: the double standards of Labour’s right wing

THE SUDDEN coordinated onslaught against Jeremy Corbyn over the weekend of 24-25 March was a transparent attempt by an alliance of rightwing forces to damage Labour’s strong lead in the run up to the May council elections, and to destabilise Corbyn’s ever-more consolidated leadership of the Labour Party. Things have not been going well for … Continue reading Antisemitism row: the double standards of Labour’s right wing