VIDEO: Chile & Argentina - Resisting the Rightwing

Submitted by Administrator on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 17:50

"Suppose that on 9-11 the planes had bombed the White House ... suppose they'd killed the president, established a military dictatorship, quickly killed thousands, tortured tens of thousands more, set up a major international terror centre that was carrying out assassinations, overthrowing governments all ove the place, installing other dictatorships, and drove the country into one of the worst depressions in it's history and had to call on the state to bail them out. Suppose that did happen? It did happen. On the first 9-11 in 1973.

STV: The scots volunteers who fought in Spanish civil war

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:25

Part of the Live at 5 series on Scottish TV. A look back at the International Brigade and the Scots who fought in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, with author Daniel Gray. Filmed at the famous La Pasionaria statue by the River Clyde, and in the nearby Communist Party office (Unity Office) in Glasgow City Centre.

Communist Party: Report from Vietnam

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:30

Filmed in Glasgow, Scotland on 21st September 2016. A report back from Kenny Coyle from his experiences in Socialist Vietnam. Kenny talks us through the history of this region, it's experiences of Western Imperialism and then in the aftermath it's attempts to build & develop an economy and society which works for all.
What of Vietnam today, and where is it in terms of a Vietnamese road to socialism? Do the Western powers still seek to intervene in this sovereign nation's affairs, particularly as it builds an alternative economic and political model?

Syrian misery has its roots in Western imperialism

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:13

There is a concerted effort by the West to highlight Russian atrocities in Syria and gloss over its own, writes JOHN GREEN

WHAT both Syria and Iraq had in common before Western intervention was that they were both stable, secular countries pursuing an independent policy at variance with Western and Israeli interests.

They were also run by distasteful regimes that were not averse to using torture and assassinations in oppressing their own people. In the latter sense they were no different to Saudi Arabia and other despotic regimes in the Middle East and elsewhere.

South China Sea: Britain’s dangerous post imperial fantasies

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:11

The South China Sea is a Pandora’s box of potentially lethal conflagrations that the US and Britain could conceivably unleash. JENNY CLEGG looks at the conflicting political interests of the region

Recently Britain sent four Eurofighter Typhoon jets to Japan for its first ever joint military drill with the Japanese Air self-defence force — the first time Japanese pilots have flown alongside pilots from another country apart from the US.

US liberal consensus is broken – but the left’s real fight is just beginning

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:10

We must declare war on racists and misogynists like Trump – but we must also declare war on the system that created them too, writes BEN CHACKO

“A WORLD is collapsing before our eyes.” The swiftly deleted tweet from France’s ambassador to the United States typified the sense of loss and bewilderment felt by liberals the world over when Donald Trump was declared the next president of the most powerful country on Earth.

Progressives are right to be horrified by Trump’s victory.

Our comrades in Ukraine need our support now

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:01

ALEX GORDON writes on the critical need for solidarity with the people of Ukraine from the labour movement as they fight against a corrupt regime

THIS coming Friday November 18, Liberation (formerly the Movement for Colonial Freedom) will host a public meeting at London’s Marx Memorial Library in Clerkenwell, with Ukrainian legislators, lawyers and academics talking about the continued descent of their country into authoritarianism and chaos.

2016 International meeting of Communist and Workers Parties

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:49

ROBERT GRIFFITHS reports on the 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties

THIS year’s international meeting of Communist and Workers Parties at the end of October took place in Hanoi, Vietnam against a global background of economic slowdown, political upheaval, rising military tension, forced mass migrations and growing climate instability.

Recovery from the 2008-9 crash has been long, sluggish and uneven. In the advanced capitalist countries, where the financial meltdown began, the average annual growth rate is constant but low at 1.8 per cent.

Scottish Congress 2015: "For Class Politics & a Federal Republic"

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:44

Capitalism is a system of exploitation that generates crisis, inequality, corruption, environmental degradation and war; and is innately incapable of solving most fundamental problems of humanity. "The capitalist monopoly corporations and the state apparatus which serves their interests are the main obstacles to progress on every front: economic, social, cultural and political.