The ILP and the Spanish Civil War

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...

Soldiers for Spain

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

Four Leaders to March Against Trident

Leaders from four political parties will join what promises to be the biggest mobilisation against nuclear weapons in a generation when they march from Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square on Saturday 27 February as part of a national demonstration against Trident....

COP21: ‘1.5 We Might Survive’

Global Justice Now have greeted the climate change agreement fostered by world leaders in Paris last weekend as one gutted of “any sort of equity” and weakened by a lack of legally binding instruments....

Spain’s Election: Whither the 15-M Movement?

Spaniards are facing a political moment of truth when they go to the polls on 20 December this year when even the future of the state is in question. GEORGINA BLAKELEY traces the impact of the 15-M Movement which erupted so dramatically onto the Spanish political scene four years ago. On 15 May 2011, demonstrations...

Orgreave and the Struggle for Justice

A series of meetings, talks and workshops on trade union struggles for justice are being held at Durham Miners’ Hall in the week leading up to this year's Durham Miners’ Gala on Saturday 11 July....

Chartist Unveils its Anti-Austerity Manifesto

In a period awash with party election manifestoes, the left magazine and campaign group, Chartist, has unveiled its own manifesto for “a properly democratic socialist alternative to austerity”. Chartist’s 2015 manifesto is a revised version of one published by its editorial board in 2007 – “the year before financial capitalism fell in on itself”. “Capitalism...

Don’t Let Them Drown

The South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group is calling for people to join them on a demonstration in Sheffield against government policy on refugees and asylum seekers....

Greece Must Not Stand Alone

Support for the new Greek government is vital and in Labour’s interests, argues MIKE DAVIS. Hope, dignity, bread could summarise the slogans of the newly elected Syriza party in Greece. It has been an historic victory, the first radical left party to be democratically elected in Europe since the Second World war. Expectations of the...

Greece Solidarity Model Resolution

We welcome the formation of the new Syriza government in Greece that places people at the heart of its programme of change. We note the crippling bail-out package imposed through the EU/IMF Memorandum has created enormous hardship. As well as damaging society these policies have failed to reboot the Greek economy. The public debt...