Fight austerity not migrants

30th May 2014 Socialist Action 0

The following article by Barry Gray, looking at the progressive agenda Labour should set, originally appeared on Left Futures.

Last week’s local and European elections, alongside opinion polls, suggest Labour should win next year’s General Election, but only if the decline in its support since late 2012 is halted at this point.

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Sinn Féin’s stunning advance

28th May 2014 Socialist Action 0

By Frances Davis

In last week’s elections Sinn Féin stood on a strong anti-austerity programme, both north and south, with a clear, left alternative economic policy coupled with a strong advocacy of the peace process and for Irish reunification. Its vote is the strongest for the party since 1918.

Muslims once more at the sharp end

20th May 2014 Socialist Action 0

By Andrew Williams

Islamophobia is back on the rise in Britain. Just in the last few weeks the tabloid media has been raving about halal food. The only Muslim directly-elected Mayor – Lutfur Rahman in Tower Hamlets – has been subject to a witch-hunting Panorama programme and trumped up allegations of misallocation of funds. Muslim school governors in Birmingham have been accused of plotting an Islamist takeover. Plus the government is considering repressing Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

What is the current phase of imperialism?

17th May 2014 Socialist Action 0

The following article by Michael Burke, examining how imperialism has developed since 1916, originally appeared on the Socialist Economic Bulletin website.

A new situation requires a new analysis, and each new factor in the situation requires a specific and concrete analysis, placing it and its weight correctly in the overall situation.