Tag: UKIP

Six flavours of milkshake for the European elections

With far right candidates standing in the upcoming European elections, here are some counter-arguments to help you persuade people to vote against Tommy Robinson and the far right.

Report: No to Tommy Robinson – No to Fortress Britain

On 9 December, thousands of people gathered to confront the far right's 'Brexit Betrayal' demo in London. 

Convergence on the right

Sometimes distinctions between conservatives, right-wing populists and fascists are easy to make. But increasingly often, argues Dave Renton, there is some overlap –...

Those who got it wrong in Stoke don’t have the answers for the Labour...

Despite dire warnings about Labour's prospects in the Stoke by-election, they succeeded in retaining the seat.

Challenging racism on the Kent coast

The need for a mass anti-racist movement in Britain needs to be at the very heart of socialist politics today. Here Bunny La Roche and...

Is a People’s Brexit possible?

How do we respond to the right wing chorus over Brexit and the threat of Farage to organise a 100,000 strong march? Should we...

After the Brexit vote we have to expect the unexpected

Mike Haynes reflects on the results of last week's EU referendum Do you have a clue where we are going and what position to take? Did...

From farce to tragedy: thoughts on Jo Cox, the referendum and the rise of...

Duncan Thomas on Jo Cox's murder, the rise of racism in mainstream political discourse, and the need to build a strong anti-racist movement after the...

Welsh Labour keep going, UKIP breakthrough

Seb Cooke reports on the results of the Welsh Assembly elections, which saw UKIP gain seven seats. He argues that the task for socialists has...

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The Black Lives Matter movement in 2020: results and prospects

Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal considers the situation of the BLM movement in Britain and argues for centring the politics of abolition and anti-imperialist solidarity.

The British left must stand in solidarity with Palestinians

Max Stein argues for vocal solidarity with Palestinians as the annexation of the West Bank goes ahead.

Artivists at Work

Artivists at Work was formed in response to the government's handling of the Covid-19 crisis. Here's a round-up of highlights from June and details of how to get involved.

Leave Labour with a plan

For the thousands leaving Labour, the key is not just to leave, writes Colin Wilson – it’s to leave with a plan to build something different.

Solidarity on the streets of London and Manchester

People protested to stand against the Tories' attacks on trans rights and to demand justice for Shukri Abdi. The two causes found each other on the streets.
Aretha Franklin (seated on the left) and Jerry Wexler (standing on the right, leaning over)

The Fairplay Committee

Mitch Mitchell recounts the legacy of the Fairplay Committee, a group aiming to improve the conditions of black workers in the music industry.

Rising up against ‘the science’

The latest relaxation of the lockdown is a political rather than a scientific decision, and it will put thousands of lives at risk without a fully functioning Test, Trace and Isolate system.

Anti-racism and re-building union strength

Liverpool dockers fought a valiant campaign in the 1990s to defend their jobs from an anti-union crackdown. Now they are rebuilding their union with fighting and internationalist traditions.
Protesters at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in London, standing around Nelson's Column with banners.

Anti-racism, solidarity and the language of our movement

Arjun Mahadevan shares his perspective on political education coming from a place of solidarity.

Beijing tightens the noose

The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong faces a serious challenge after failing to win a strike ballot against Beijing’s planned national security law.

Highlights

Whose side are you on?

The Black Lives Matter protests have come up against police and the far right in the streets. Starmer’s Labour Party has taken the side of the cops.
Kwasi Agyemang-Prempeh

Video: Black Lives Matter

Black activists in Britain talk about the response to the murder of George Floyd, underlying racism and economic factors, links with the pandemic and how we build anti-racist solidarity.

Johnson’s 1 June plans in tatters – how do we build our strength?

Rob Owen argues that the NEU has won a convincing, but not complete, victory over the government and addresses how we develop workplace organisation in the coming weeks.
Viktor Orban at the European Parliament.

Trans rights and ‘gender ideology’ in Hungary

The Hungarian parliament has passed new legislation that will eradicate any recognition of transgender people. Hanna Gál situates the new developments in the context of the far-right ruling parties’ hostility to ‘gender ideology’ and argues for a trans-inclusive feminist fightback.
Large 3D word "debt" with chain and shackle

Debt in a time of coronavirus

Video: How has coronavirus boosted household debt, the impact on working-class people and on the capitalist economy, and the possibilities for campaigning and resistance?