Posts Tagged ‘ International Politics ’

Red Noses For You

Mar 24th, 2017 | By willb | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage, Lead

At a time when the UK aid budget is under concerted attacks from right-wing Tories, UKIP and the media, it might seem churlish to criticise one of the great ‘set piece’ British events that focus our attention on development in Africa. However, David Lammy’s Guardian comment is a necessary and welcome contribution to Red Nose day, says WILL BROWN.



Commemorating the Leeds Convention of 1917

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The 100th anniversary of an historic mass Labour and Socialist Convention held in support of the Russian Revolution at Leeds Coliseum in 1917 will be marked at a one-day event in the same city on 3 June this year.



The Road to Brexit: Why We Are So Divided

Feb 11th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

Our society is deeply divided and full of uncertainty. HUGO RADICE asks how we got here and wonders what it might take to create a more equal and united world.



Corbyn Urged to Speak Out on Syria

Oct 14th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been urged to speak out against “the ongoing slaughter of civilians by Russian and Assad-regime forces in Syria” by party members, Momentum activists and socialists, including many self-declared Corbyn supporters.

Signatories to the open letter, published online on 3 October, declare their “wholehearted” agreement with Corbyn’s opposition to militarism and nuclear weapons, and call to end British arms exports to countries such as Saudi Arabia, but say they are “concerned” by the Labour leader’s silence – “so far” – on Syria.



The ILP, POUM and the May Days of the Spanish Civil War

Sep 8th, 2016 | By David Connolly | Category: Articles, Frontpage, History

With a plaque to their memory due to be re-dedicated later this month, DAVID CONNOLLY tells the story of the ILP volunteers in the Spanish Civil War and their connection to POUM.



Brexit: Analysis and Action

Jul 11th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

“What has happened is that the protests against globalisation, capital and free markets by the disadvantaged has been captured by the right, in the absence of effective resistance from the left.” So writes Mike Rustin in one of the more coherent analyses of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on 23 June.



Another Europe is Possible

May 17th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis and Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell will be headline speakers at a left wing conference on the European Union referendum in London on Saturday 28 May.



Chartist Publish EU-In Supplement

May 17th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Labour left magazine Chartist has published a special supplement to its May/June issue on the European Union referendum which puts the left-wing case for voting in.



The ILP and the Spanish Civil War

May 13th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Even after 80 years the role of the ILP in the Spanish Civil War is still a controversial topic. Its role was minor, says CHRISTOPHER HALL, but the contribution and sacrifice of ILP volunteers deserves to be remembered.

George Orwell’s ‘Homage to Catalonia’ is still the most famous and most read book about the Spanish Civil War; equally Ken Loach’s film ‘Land and Freedom’ is its best known cinematic portrayal. Both works cover a very small and distinct part of the conflict, which virtually ignores the war as a whole and the role of the International Brigades.



Soldiers for Spain

May 3rd, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

Volunteers who fought in the Spanish civil war were political soldiers striking a blow against oppression across the continent, according to BOB HARRISON.