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The patriotic myth of VE Day

What makes the British approach to World War 2 unique is that it is much more a central component of national identity than in any country which wasn’t occupied. This feeds a specifically English contempt for Europe and the Brexiteers seemed to talk about the war nearly as much as they banged on about immigration.

3rd May 2020 // 6 Comments

Believe it or not!

Ian Parker reviews “I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalyptic Communism”.

1st May 2020 // 1 Comment

Dangerous times in the USA

Whenever you think that Trump has reached the nadir of his Presidency, he always manages to continue the downward trend, writes Susan Pashkoff.

25th April 2020 // 0 Comments

A Short History of Resistance to Immigration Detention and Deportations

The secretive and brutal deportation regime was dealt a body blow in the night of 28 March 2017 at Stansted airport by 15 people from 3 groups. In a well-rehearsed operation, they cut through the perimeter fence and locked on round the undercarriage of an aircraft and immobilised it. The plane was being prepared on the tarmac apron some distance from the runway for a deportation flight to Nigeria and Ghana. The demonstators remained in position for 10 hours in the rain.

24th April 2020 // 0 Comments

International Earth Day and Covid-19

Our starting point, in the best traditions of Earth Day, has to be the defence of the planet itself as a viable living space. We as human beings cannot keep on trashing nature without serious consequences.

22nd April 2020 // 1 Comment

Disaster Communism

Slavoj Žižek’s latest book mines the possibilities of exactly these new conditions in which we respect others in a quite new way, and he repeatedly returns to the question of what kind of social link COVID-19 creates in the world now.

22nd April 2020 // 0 Comments

Let’s build the transition to ecosocialism now!

We cannot wait for governments to act, we must act collectively to develop self-managed initiatives of working people, from the territories in resistance, in the countryside and in the cities.

21st April 2020 // 1 Comment

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