Red Flag issue 24

2019 – the year of Brexit?

The New Year will be a year of major political conflict in Britain – one that could spill out onto the streets. The Brexit crisis could in addition trigger the early onset of a recession, the first signs of which are already appearing in the world economy. A general election may come sooner rather than […]

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2019

Labour members are key to stopping Brexit

Editorial As we go to press Theresa May is still trying to blackmail both wings of her party by threatening Remainers with a No Deal Brexit and hard line Leavers with No Brexit. The other threat she holds over them is the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street. Meanwhile Corbyn has set his face […]

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2019

Channel refugees need help not hate

By Dave Stockton The Tories and the right wing tabloids are back at work after the midwinter break: stoking up racism. Their target is the 200 or so refugees who have crossed the English Channel since November, to claim their internationally recognised right to asylum. Harsh measures by British and French border authorities have made […]

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2019

January 1919: The Spartakist Uprising

In 1919, having stopped the First World War and overthrown the monarchy, German revolutionaries attempted to spread the Russian socialist revolution to Europe by launching an insurrection in Berlin.

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2019

Hungary: Protests erupt against Orbán’s ‘Slave Law’

A movement against an attack on working hours has morphed into a sustained challenge to Hungary’s authoritarian ruler

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2019

Sri Lanka: Crisis over?

The constitutional stand-off has been resolved but instability remains the order of the day in 2019

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2019

Pakistan: Missing students released

After the release of three students - step up the campaign to end abductions.

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2019

Leeds becomes the first UK University to divest from companies complicit with the Israeli military

By Yousef Abdul-Fattah and Evie Russell-Cohen, Leeds Palestine Solidarity Group THE DIVESTMENT decision has been hailed as a win for Palestinians and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement with student groups across the country replicating this campaign.

 Following an intense BDS campaign launched little over a year ago by the Leeds Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG), […]

Workers Power  ·  29 November 2018

Extinction Rebellion Has Opened A New Front In The Fight Against Climate Change

By Chris Close “WE WILL not be led quietly to annihilation by the elites and government… it is not only our right, but our moral duty to bypass the government’s inaction and flagrant dereliction of duty, and to rebel to defend life itself.” So reads the opening proclamation of Extinction Rebellion, the new environmental movement launched […]

Workers Power  ·  22 November 2018

B is for Bolshevism

Bolshevism is the model of democracy and unity that won the world's first socialist revolution

Workers Power  ·  07 October 2018

Ireland 1968-69: Mass revolt against the Orange state

On 5 October 1968, the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) savagely beat a peaceful civil rights march off the streets of Derry. This police riot was flashed over television screens throughout Ireland and Britain that very evening. Among the defenceless marchers was Westminster MP Gerry Fitt, with blood streaming down his face after being truncheoned. Some 96 people needed hospital treatment.

Workers Power  ·  05 October 2018

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