Donald Trump and the states’ rights pendulum

23rd November 2016 Socialist Action 0

By Michael Wongsam

The election of Donald Trump as America’s 45th president has provoked many responses, from outright rage and protest in many urban centres through to resignation, acceptance and accommodation to the result on the part of the DNC establishment. Opponents have correctly characterised his campaign as a right wing populist call to arms aimed at mobilising rural and sub urban white communities against immigrants, Muslims, black and other minority groups around a reactionary conservative agenda. However, in order to understand this vote in its full significance it is necessary to take a longer, historic view of its place in the unfolding of US politics.

Austerity is hitting Black people hardest and racism is on the rise

25th August 2016 Socialist Action 0

Notes from the front 25-08-16

Austerity is hitting Black people hardest and racism is on the rise

A new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission ‘Healing A Divided Britain’ reveals new evidence indicating continuing high levels of racism and oppression of Black people across widespread aspects of life, from work and education to housing and treatment within the criminal justice system.

Stand up to the Tory racist offensive

5th February 2016 Socialist Action 0

The following article by Sabby Dhalu, on the Tories’ renewed racist agenda, giving succour to the extreme right, was originally published by the Morning Star.

For the first time in a while, the National Front (NF) made headlines last Saturday. At its demonstration in Dover the NF were openly sieg-heiling – emulating Hitler’s Nazis is unlikely to draw large numbers of support.