Trump’s shift on Israel’s capital – widely condemned

13th Dec 2017 Socialist Action 0

Notes from the front of 13-12-2017

Trump’s shift on Israel’s capital – widely condemned

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel represents a significant shift in US foreign policy. It is a violation of international law which recognises East Jerusalem is Palestinian territory that is has been under illegal Israeli occupation since 1967. It is a sharp departure from the internationally recognised basis for a two state solution, with East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Tories cannot ignore Irish border question

29th Nov 2017 Socialist Action 0

Notes from the front of 29-11-2017

Tories cannot ignore Irish border question

The Tory government’s feigned shock and surprise that the issue of the Irish border remains a sticking-point in the Brexit negotiations is entirely fake. They have been repeatedly warned that it was one of the three key issues that need to be resolved, along with the reciprocal rights of EU and UK nationals as well as the ‘divorce bill’.

Combatting rape, assault and harassment of women

9th Nov 2017 Socialist Action 0

Notes from the front of 9-11-2017

Combatting rape, assault and harassment of women

The case of Harvey Weinstein – who stands accused of rape, assault and harassment of dozens of women in Hollywood over decades – has blown the lid off the rampant level of sexual violence and harassment against women, including in British society. The case has provided the opportunity for women to shine a light on this crisis and provoke a big discussion on how to combat it.