Racism

United Against Tory Brexit

Whatever position left-wingers had on the 2016 referendum, the no-deal Brexit the Johnson government is crashing towards would be a disaster for the working class. Opposition to Tory Brexit must be part of any united movement on the Left.

31st August 2020 // 7 Comments

We Can’t Breathe: Rebellion against Racist Police Violence

George Floyd’s recorded pleas of “I can’t breathe” are painfully reminiscent of the police murder of Eric Garner by New York city police in 2014… The political climate that encourages this is stoked by a president who openly flirts with the most racist and reactionary forces in the country with the tacit complicity of one of the parties that rule us and the hollow dissent and ineffectuality of the other.

3rd June 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

Analysing a disastrous result

This was not only a devastating defeat for the left and progressive forces, but a huge victory for English nationalism.

12th February 2020 // 3 Comments

Actually, it is racist

One conclusion being drawn from Labour’s defeat is that the party under Corbyn was insufficiently concerned about migration, English nationalism and the concerns [...]

30th December 2019 // 1 Comment

Union leaders shouldn’t make excuses for racism

“A Romanian care worker and a British bus driver have more in common with each other than they do with their boss. That is the basis of the trade union movement. Len MCluskey’s job is to fight for their full rights, for decent pay and the right not to bedeported and harassed by the state because of their immigration status.”

14th November 2019 // 0 Comments

The new undesirables

Sivamohan Valluvan and Eleanor Penny unpack neoliberal attitudes to migration and ‘low-value’ humans. Presiding over an otherwise vacuous [...]

10th January 2019 // 0 Comments

Resisting the right

As the Labour Party conference starts, Socialist Resistance looks at the challenges for the left in the coming months.   Resisting the right has been a theme over recent [...]

22nd September 2018 // 1 Comment

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