Brexit General Election now Inevitable – Johnson Must Be Removed

Having never lived through a world war and the enormous uncertainties, surprises and instability such events inevitably bring in their wake I would have to suggest the current political situation in the UK is the most uncertain and unstable in my lifetime. The whole Brexit issue has challenged the hitherto comfortable political hegemony and status quo by pitching certain parts of the privileged elites who make up the British Establishment against each other. Make no mistake about it being pro or anti-Brexit is not a class question in the sense that support for or against a strike of organised workers […]

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Homeless Kids in Containers – Tories Really are Rotten and Rancid

A well-researched Academic Report published late last year condemned successive Tory Government austerity policies of benefit cuts, work capability assessments, unfair sanctions and the benefits freeze and cap as “social murder”, a Victorian era term which implies utter disregard for poor people’s welfare https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/129310/2/social_security_and_social_murder_rewrite_final_002_.pdf. In the paper the author Dr Chris Grover, head of Lancaster University’s Sociology Department, cited 2015 research claiming there were an extra six suicides for every 10,000 work capability assessments, known as ‘fit-for-work’ tests. He also quoted research or news stories about increasing numbers of people dying of malnutrition; and increasing numbers of homeless people dying […]

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Name October 31st as IndyRef2 Day – No Fear, Only Hope

In the course of the Scottish independence campaign I was privileged to be invited to, and able to, address 121 public meetings and rallies in the ten month period between December 2013 and the fateful referendum day of 18th September 2014. I was inspired throughout that intense but uplifting period by the life and words of South African rebel, revolutionary, prisoner and eventually President, Nelson Mandela. Indeed one of Mandela’s wise and inspirational quotes gave birth to the radical independence campaign I was honoured to found and lead: “May your choices reflect your hope not your fears.” From that quote […]

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American Crimes against Venezuela Amount to Economic Terrorism

It was an internationally significant event worthy of widespread coverage but my hunch is few, if any, of you reading this column will have heard of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit which took place in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 20/21st. The weekend ministerial meeting brought together 120 member nations as well as seven observer countries, ten multilateral international organisations including the United Nations (UN), and fourteen specially invited nations. The elected President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, addressed the opening session and outlined the broad and honourable aim of NAM, a voluntary international bloc of countries second in size only to […]

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki? – Racist US President Truman was a War Criminal

By Tommy Sheridan The decision has been robustly denounced over the last seventy four years but from sources roundly ignored, demonised and/or discredited with the full weight of the ‘mainstream Establishment’ deployed to defend it, justify it and protect it from proper and thorough scrutiny. So much so that most schools and colleges across the Western hemisphere still teach the hideous lie that unleashing the literal hell of uranium and plutonium equipped bombs on the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively on the 6th and 9th of August 1945 was necessary to save lives and end the 2nd world […]

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