Discussion & Debate

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 »


A new movement rising?

  Neil Faulkner reports on the Women’s March on London. It was vast. You knew as you approached it. You saw people on the tube and the pavements with placards and banners. As you got closer, you found the street was rammed. I walked with my daughter from Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square, marching towards […] Read more »


The moral threat of National Labourism

Richard Farnos writes Corbyn’s “relaunch” speech on  Tuesday (10/1/17) has only managed to muddy the waters.  In it he said: “Labour is not wedded to freedom of movement for EU citizens as a point of principle,” then bizarrely added “but I don’t want that to be misinterpreted, nor do we rule it out.”  This position […] Read more »


Fighting the rise of racism and xenophobia

Dave Landau from Islington Left Unity on how to respond to the rise in racism and xenophobia. There is a spectre haunting Europe and the United States of America. It is the spectre of racism, xenophobia, nationalism and even fascism. Gallons of ink have been devoted to try and understand the triumph of Brexit and […] Read more »


Trump, Brexit and the crisis of liberalism

Susan Pashkoff looks at the new situation we face. We need to understand what the liberals already know but are unwilling to admit publicly; liberalism is in a deep crisis. The liberal wing of the ruling class has caught itself on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, the Liberals serve the interests […] Read more »


Momentous Muddle

Neil Faulkner on Momentum and Brexit and free movement Since the election of Jeremy Corbyn as its leader, the main fracture-line in British politics has run through the middle of the Labour Party. On one side is the main weight of the party apparatus and most of the party’s MPs, MEPs, and councillors. They form […] Read more »



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