Discussion & Debate

Right wing putsch, escalating racism, deepening austerity – the real meaning of Brexit

Phil Hearse writes. “The way the Leave campaign have tried to ramp up a fear of immigration has been disgraceful—but the truth is that if you see an immigrant in a hospital, they’re far more likely to be working there than being treated. The time has come to brand the “Brexit” campaign for what it […] Read more »


The Dutch general election

Neil Faulkner on the Dutch general election. The Dutch election confirms the global pattern. The centre cannot hold, there is polarisation to right and left, but the former is dominant, so that politics generally is on a rightward-moving trajectory. It also confirms that the process is playing out in slow motion, a reflection of the […] Read more »


Brexit, Democracy, and Oppression

By Neil Faulkner The penny dropped during a conversation with a Rumanian taxi-driver in Colchester. He reported his own and his community’s experience of a marked change in the popular mood since the EU Referendum – an unmistakable undercurrent of suspicion, obstruction, and hostility. It was not just a ‘spike’ last summer. Read more »


FOR DEXIT AGAINST BREXIT

The Case for Democratic Exit from the EU by Steve Freeman On 23 June 2016 twenty nine million eligible voters did not vote to leave the EU. Of the forty five million eligible voters 36% voted for exit and 64% did not. Seventeen million, a majority of those voting, ticked the leave box and claimed […] Read more »


No jam or Jerusalem

Bob Williams-Findlay visits Stoke in the run-up to the by-election My visit to Stoke was interesting, not just watching Ken Loach’s documentary and hearing him speak, but also listening to voices from the area. The prospect of Labour losing to UKIP is a concern, but in all honesty I can’t help but think about how […] Read more »


Brexit: the existential crisis of the Old Left

In this polemic Neil Faulkner takes up those on the left who continue to argue for the progressive nature of the Leave vote in the referendum. Should comrades wish to reply our columns are open to them. A fish rots from the head downwards. When a political organisation enters crisis, one must first look to […] Read more »


The Shock of the New

Andrew Burgin calls for a united movement against Trump. I remember it as if it were yesterday. It was late 2001, in the wake of the terror attacks of 9/11. I was standing in one corner of Trafalgar Square just days after Operation Enduring Freedom – the invasion of Afghanistan – had started. CND had […] Read more »


World Politics after Trump and Brexit

An important contribution to current political discussion from Socialist Resistance   Photo: Steve Eason   The vote in Britain for leaving the European Union and the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election are part of the same process and not coincidental events. What we are witnessing is a worldwide shift to the […] Read more »


The Supreme Court, Article 50 and Scottish Independence

Craig Lewis examines the impact on Scotland of the Supreme Court’s recent judgement The Supreme Court ruling that Theresa May’s government must consult parliament before triggering Article 50 has had additional ramifications for the Brexit debate in the devolved nations to which the radical left needs to respond.  This short piece looks at developments in […] Read more »


Are we witnessing a moment or a movement?

Susan Pashkoff on the possibility of a new movement arising from the mass protests that took place across the world yesterday Having participated in yesterday’s Women’s March in London and looking at all the pictures from the various sister marches in the US and around the world, this is a question we need to ask […] Read more »



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Weds 12 July, 19:30
Who’s beating back ISIS in Syria?

Learn more with Rahila Gupta, freelance journalist, writer & activist, who visited Rojava in 2016.

David’s Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE. £3 entry.

www.davids-bookshops.co.uk  Organised by the North Herts Friends of Rojava. Contact nhfor@outlook.com

Weds 19 – Sun 23 July
European Left Summer University

This year, the European Left/Transform Summer University will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from 19-23 of July. For programme details click here. For registration click here.

Sun 23 – Sat 29 July
International Youth Camp, Otranto, Italy

The Fourth International’s annual youth camp – find out more about socialism, feminism and environmentalism.

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