Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Slavery was essential to the development of capitalism and as such the continued power of big companies and financial institutions rest on that legacy. Even if they agree to reparations or token responses to the demands of Black Lives Matter and others, they continue to remain in power, still reaping the benefits of their brutal past.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The Democratic Party establishment closed ranks behind Joe Biden to ensure that Bernie Sanders would not become its candidate to challenge Donald Trump for the Presidency, leaving voters and the left with an unappetising choice. Despite this establishment show of strength, however, the left is continuing to make advances within the Democratic Party.
Monday, August 10, 2020
Cuts imposed under austerity have not just impacted on people's health through cuts to NHS and care services, but also through cuts to other vital services which support physical and mental well-being. This includes access to libraries, culture and creative activities, which have experienced reduced funding. The situation has been made worse by the impact of coronavirus.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Roger Scruton was an academic best known for his advocacy of conservatism. But what does this amount to? Rather than a set of lofty ideals it boils down to a defence of privilege, prejudice and reaction.
Saturday, August 8, 2020
THE SOCIALIST CORRESPONDENT ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION MEETING Confounding conventional expectations, right wing governments are printing trillions in dollars, euros, pounds and yen, casting aside fears of rising national debts. And while the rich pile up wealth, unemployment rises and wages fall. Now Keir Starmer is urging Rishi Sunak not to increase taxes on the rich in the Autumn budget. A policy in the interests of the working class must be based on an understanding of money, the capitalist system and imperialism; can ‘modern monetary theory’ show the way, or does it have fatal pitfalls? For a presentation and discussion looking at these and related issues, attend our Zoom meeting at 2pm on Sunday 27th September 2020 With speaker: Noah Tucker chair: Elly Baker Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfu-qqzkuHNfZIfPWbibyj4B2HGNqDdCB
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
You are invited to join the Socialist Correspondent analysis and discussion meeting: USA vs China, and the New Cold War Amid escalating rhetoric about ‘human rights’ and ‘national security’, China is now being cast, alongside Russia, as an enemy of the West. • What are the real factors underlying this fracture? • Is this the end of the current model of globalisation? • Are the attacks on Huawei and TikTok steps on a path towards military conflict?
Monday, April 20, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has once again demonstrated the clash between capitalism's priority of safeguarding profits over peoples lives. But it has also revealed the deeper problem that working class people's lives were already precarious before the virus struck. We are not in this together.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
China was where the coronavirus outbreak originated, bit also where there was an effective response, bringing it under control. China has offered what it has learned about the virus along side practical support to other countries and Cuba too continues its tradition of health care solidarity with others. This contrasts sharply with the response of the United States which has tightened sanctions not only on Cuba, but on Venezuela and Iran.