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The English Slavers and the “Battle of Statues” at Bristol

The images of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston being toppled, defaced and "strangled" by hundreds of protesters, and then thrown into the river on the British port city of Bristol, will be on our minds for a long time. The truth is that something like this is...

Their Symbols and Ours

The impressive wave of protests unleashed by the murder of George Floyd in the United States not only crossed the borders of that country – impacting on a new world reality – but it offers particularly exciting episodes, typical of hot periods of history. By Daniel Sugasti One of those moments occurred...

Join the Marches! Unity in Struggle! Silence is Violence!

“You can’t have capitalism without racism” International Socialist League leaflet After George Floyd’s death and 400 years of a “knee on our neck”, hatred of governments, police and symbols of inequality and oppression has burst out onto the streets. The diversity of the Black-led protests appeared across the world in unprecedented...

Capitalism’s response to COVID-19: Not enough PPE, even less testing, many die

The class nature of pandemics is revealed by the fact that in the Flu Pandemic of 2009 three times as many of the poorest died compared to the richest despite both groups having the same level of infection. Today NHS doctors, nurses, porters, and care workers, bus drivers, construction...

Impasse Continues in Parliament as British Capitalism is Deeply Divided on EU

Workers’ anger increases against austerity while parliament remains paralysed By ISL - IWL-FI section in the UK Uncertainty and instability continue more than three years after the EU referendum took place.  The chaos results from divisions within British capitalism and imperialism over its declining position on a European and world level,...

British people fight back Boris Johnson’s parliament suspension

One million in 24 hours sign against Johnson's parliament suspension! Defend democracy; no parliament shut down! Only mass mobilisations, strikes, and occupations can stop Johnson! Martin Ralph - ISL England The new British Prime Minister, in order to push through a Brexit by the 31 October (which is the EU deadline for the...

Build Rank and File Organisations

There has been something of a political earthquake within the PCS Union. On 9 May, with the close of the union’s Assistant General Secretary (AGS) and National Executive Committee (NEC) elections, it was announced that John Moloney had won the AGS race. The incumbent, Socialist Party (SP) member Chris...

Climate Change Crisis. 24 Hour 20S General Strike!

Socialism or Environmental Catastrophe: The struggle against climate change must unite with the workers’ struggle against capitalism. Build the 20S general strike of young people and workers against climate change, austerity, and capitalism! By Martin Ralph – International Socialist League – UK Climate change is a reality. This July was the...

Book Review: This Is Not A Drill. Is Green Capitalism Possible?

We applaud the mass actions that many young people and activists are taking against the planet’s ecosystem destruction. By Martin Ralph – International Socialist League - UK Extinction Rebellion (XR) is one such group. It has grown into an international movement, which says as others, “The Government must tell the truth...

National Unity and Popular Fronts Attack Workers

The ‘broad church’ and the Popular Front The kind of adulation that arose at the beginning of Corbyn’s reformist leadership is weaker than it once was, his refusal to break from the party establishment, for fear of losing his ‘electorability’ has shown his weakness. If he is too scared to...

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