Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has carefully targeted its campaigns to highlight Israeli injustice against the Palestinian people. One measure of its success is the Israeli response which, while trying to close the campaign down, in fact only draws further attention to Israeli actions.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Despite what the media would have us believe, those attacking the Labour leadership over alleged anti-Semitism within the Party do not speak for all Jews in Britain.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
NATO was founded in the Cold War to advance the West's interests. 70 years on, despite the end of the Soviet Union it continues that purpose, expanding further and threatening "foes". It and its members have been implicated in recent wars which have brought misery to peoples and made our planet a dangerous place.
Monday, June 10, 2019
The development of communications and information technology has meant that conflict between states and covert operations have entered a new dimension. In the media here it is countries like Russia and China that are blamed for this but the West too engages in cyber warfare. Britain, the US and others have been involved in hacking and interfering in the politics of other countries.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Half of all council tax receipts now go on PFI interest payments. How did we get to the situation where working class people and impoverished communities are pouring money into the pockets of big companies?
Saturday, June 8, 2019
From post war ideals of planning towns and land use to benefit people recent years have seen the balance divisively shift in favour of private developers. Nevertheless the Town and Country Planning Association has set out ambitious and radical proposals to reverse this trend and create places of beauty and opportunity for people to live in.
Friday, June 7, 2019
The Red Paper Collective publication, Time for a Radical Scottish Parliament and MSP Neil Findlay's book Socialism and Hope survey the political scene in Scotland and suggest ways forward for the left and the Scottish people.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Book review. A thought provoking read which follows the story of a US academic whose parents left the Soviet Union in the 1970s. He returns to capitalist Moscow in 2008 and the novel documents his struggle to adapt and the dilemmas he encounters in his life there.