Coup defeated in Turkey – a victory to be welcomed

29th July 2016 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen Bell

The defeat of the attempted coup in Turkey is an important victory. The overthrow of the elected President Morsi in Egypt demonstrates the sort of fatalities and repression that follow such actions. This time, a mass mobilisation of the Turkish people opposed the tanks. This mobilisation was supported by the major opposition parties, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP). In Egypt, the comparable parties supported the coup, and guaranteed the success of the counter-revolution. For Turkey, the united front of all those defending democracy was sufficient to stop the coup.

Mobilise support for Corbyn – he must be on Labour’s ballot paper

25th July 2016 Socialist Action 0

Notes from the front 25-07-16

Mobilise support for Corbyn – he must be on Labour’s ballot paper

Tomorrow (Tuesday 26 July) the Labour right is challenging in the High Court the decision of Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to put Jeremy Corbyn on the ballot paper in the current leadership contest. Having lost the vote at the 12 July NEC the right now wants a High Court judge to block Labour’s membership from being allowed to express its democratic view on who should be leader.

The US, UNCLOS and the militarisation of the South China Sea

21st July 2016 Socialist Action 0

The following article on the US militarisation or the South China Sea, by Jude Woodward, was originally published by New Cold

On 12 July, the Arbitration Court at The Hague handed down judgment on the case brought under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) by the Philippines against China. In a pre-arranged declaration, the Court ruled comprehensively against China’s claims in the South China Sea.

Notes from the front – of 18/7/2016

18th July 2016 Socialist Action 0

Right wing goes to war against Labour’s membership- Support Jeremy For Labour

The right has stepped up its offensive to remove Jeremy Corbyn since losing the Labour National Executive Committee vote that agreed that as the incumbent he needs no parliamentary nominations to be a candidate in the forthcoming leadership election.