After Jeremy Corbyn’s victory – the responsibilities of the British left

14th September 2015 Socialist Action 0


An historic moment in British politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader is without exaggeration historic. It represents an unprecedented situation in British politics. The Labour government of 1945 passed progressive domestic reforms but it was a supine tool of the US internationally – Ernest Bevin and Attlee played a key role in setting up NATO. At that time both the British capitalist class and the US perfectly understood that the shattering effect of World War II and its outcomes necessarily required partial concessions – acceptance of the temporary building of a welfare state which therefore the first post-war Tory governments initially made no attempt to reverse. At that time the US and West European economies were also undergoing rapid growth which gave them economic room for manoeuvre.

Notes from the front – of the week 8/9/2015

8th September 2015 Socialist Action 0

Campaigning to defend Jeremy Corbyn needs to step up a gear

The Labour right is already openly, and covertly, plotting against Jeremy Corbyn. If, as widely expected, he wins the Labour leadership the right’s campaign will only intensify and all those who support anti-austerity, anti-war and anti-racist politics will need to defend him against attack.

No China’s economy is not going to crash – why China has the world’s strongest macro-economic structure

5th September 2015 Socialist Action 0
The following article, by John Ross, on why China’s economy is not going to crash, was previously published by Socialist Economic Bulletin.

A great deal of highly inaccurate material is currently appearing in the Western media about the ‘crisis’ of China’s economy – an economy growing three times as fast as the US or Europe. This follows a long tradition of similarly inaccurate ‘crash’ material on China symbolised by Gordon Chang’s 2002 book ‘The Coming Collapse of China’.