Britain

The Johnson Cummings élite death cult

They live on the planet where it is considered perfectly normal for family members to live in a castle, as Wakefield’s parents do, or to have a private wood you can stroll in, like The Cummings do. It is the world of the rich and powerful, the world of the ruling class

26th May 2020 // 1 Comment

We are not all in the same boat

Dave Kellaway analyses the fall-out of the pandemic and discusses what action programme for the crisis. He argues that the movement should not get tied in to a false sense national interest.

22nd May 2020 // 4 Comments

Don’t despair, organise!

It has long been a problem across large swathes of the Labour left that they only focus of what’s going on in constituency parties and ignore the issue of the affiliated unions. That’s been one of the distinctive aspects of the LRC and now of Don’t Leave Organise.

12th May 2020 // 1 Comment

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

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

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