Monthly Archives: November 2015

It is Cameron’s imperialist adventure

There is a cogent, military-realist argument against David Cameron’s stated plan for bombing Syria. It has been made by senior military figures in the US and in Britain. It is made by the Tory chairman of the House of Commons … Continue reading

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Islamophobia is racism – that’s why we should oppose it

  Following the Runnymede Trust report in Britain into Islamophobia in 1997 there was considerable debate both about the term and about the realities and nature of discrimination against, and racism towards, Muslims. There were two categories (broadly) of those … Continue reading

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No longer an alarmist cliche – ‘It’ really could happen again

I suppose it was the imagery of the rat that told me. The prime minister of Poland had already claimed that refugees bring disease. Alien people infecting the host population. A people-disease. Spoken by the head of a government in…. … Continue reading

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The actuality of barbarism – the necessity of socialism

For all their paraded differences, the major imperialist powers are moving towards a consensus over how to coordinate their military operations in Syria. It’s been happening for several months. The Paris attacks provide a further spur. The purpose of conflicting … Continue reading

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Paris – the backlash and opposing the war

The fruit of mass murder in Paris will be further barbarism everywhere. That was the aim of the terrorist operations. Our rulers are more than capable of bringing that about. War is what will achieve it. The Paris attacks will … Continue reading

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UKIP’s crisis – a moment for the left

Nigel Farage and the racist populists of UKIP are in crisis. However serious that turns out to be, now is a moment of opportunity for the left. Since the general election UKIP has lost a quarter of its 50,000 members. Donations – which came largely from … Continue reading

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