Self determination for Kanaky! Down with French imperialism!

By Marc Lassalle PARIS - ON 4 NOVEMBER, 174,154 voters, from a population of 268,000, in Kanaky voted on the question: "Do you want Nouvelle Calédonie (New Caledonia) to access full sovereignty and become independent?" Kanaky, better known by the name New Caledonia given by James Cook to several islands (the largest is called Grande … Continue reading Self determination for Kanaky! Down with French imperialism!

Pakistan: Baloch people march for justice

  By Shahzad Arshad On Friday 28 February, after 2,500 kilometres the Long March of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, VBMP, finally reached its destination of Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. The 20 marchers are relatives of just some of the 18,400 people who are missing and believed to have been abducted by … Continue reading Pakistan: Baloch people march for justice

Why we should reject the false promise of Scottish independence

The Scottish people face a historic decision on 18 September 2014, when they vote on the question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" Andy Yorke considers what advice socialists should give   Although polls continue to show a majority against complete independence, but in favour of increased powers for the Scottish parliament (“Devo-Max”), the latest … Continue reading Why we should reject the false promise of Scottish independence

Nationalism, Nation States and National Liberation

By Dave Stockton The national question has been an ongoing issue for Marxists since the middle of the 19th century. How can revolutionary socialists best answer the question of national oppression, something that is of particular relevance in the epoch of imperialism and globalisation when national oppression has again taken on a colonialist character, for … Continue reading Nationalism, Nation States and National Liberation