Red Flag issue 27

Extinction Rebellion paralyses London

Extinction Rebellion (XR) captured the headlines of the mainstream media and the imagination of millions this Easter, as its activists occupied key tourist locations and major traffic arteries in London for a week or more.

Workers Power  ·  04 May 2019

A Mass People’s Revolution in Sudan

Sudan is in the midst of a truly amazing people’s revolution, in which women are playing a major role, alongside youth, trade unionists, and oppressed national minorities. Among the slogans were “Freedom, Peace and Justice” and “Just Fall”.

Workers Power  ·  04 May 2019

Long live May Day! Defend internationalism!

May Day has always been a focus for workers around the world and this year it is a contrasting picture all right. With a monstrous racist and misogynist in the White House, and an admirer of fascist junta, Jair Bolsonaro, in the presidential place in Brazil, there are plenty of shadows

Workers Power  ·  04 May 2019

Algerian President Toppled, but Military Regime Remains

On 2 April, six weeks of mass demonstrations, culminating in a general strike, finally forced the resignation of Algeria's 82 year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The demands raised by the demonstrators have already moved on from the resignation of Bouteflika to the removal of the entire FLN regime.

Workers Power  ·  04 May 2019

100 years of the Chinese revolution 

On 4 May 1919, in Beijing, some 3,000 students demonstrated outside the home of the Minister of Communications. After pelting its residents with eggs, they broke in, trashed the building and then torched it. This violent, but rather small scale, incident turned out to be one of the key turning points in 20th Century history, in many ways the real beginning of the Chinese Revolution.

Workers Power  ·  04 May 2019

Anti-Zionism is NOT antisemitism

By Jeremy Dewar Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon is the latest Labour MP to be targeted by the Jewish Chronicle and Labour Friends of Israel and tarred with the brush of anti-Semitism. There are of course local and European elections coming up, so we should expect the witch-hunters inside the party to be throwing up […]

Workers Power  ·  04 May 2019

Review: Glasgow 1919

One hundred years ago, tanks rumbled on the streets of Glasgow, howitzers were positioned at strategic points of the city, army snipers aimed fire from the rooftop of the Post Office.

Workers Power  ·  04 May 2019

What is Jeremy Corbyn Playing at?

The reason for Corbyn and Abbott’s support for wanting to leave the EU is, however, more than a vote-catching calculus or just keeping the party together. They believe that it is a necessary pre-condition for a reforming Labour government.

Workers Power  ·  04 May 2019

Israel: Netanyahu’s victory paves the way for annexation

Every dimension of this election revealed how the rightward, violently chauvinist political realignment in Israeli politics over the last decade has hardened to become the new centre ground.

Workers Power  ·  04 May 2019

Spain heads to the polls

Spain heads to the polls on 28th April in a snap election which has exposed the political bankruptcy of all five main parties and threatens to propel the far right to power.

Urte March  ·  04 May 2019

The Working Class supports free movement, Labour must too

FBU Executive Council Member Paul Embery claims the working class oppose freedom of movement in the EU. But polling shows this is far from the case.

Rob Schofield  ·  08 April 2019

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