The British government and media demonisation of refugees and their whipping up of other forms of racism is a key ideological component of capital’s austerity offensive. The aim is to distract attention from the cause of declining living standards and divide the population so it fights amongst itself.
The following article by Michael Burke, on the economic framework being set out by Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, was previously published by Socialist Economic Bulletin.
Labour lost the last general election because it had no economic credibility, as the overwhelming bulk of opinion polls show. John McDonnell’s new ‘Fiscal Credibility Rule’ decisively and correctly addresses that issue.
By Thomas Leary
International Women’s Day in the centenary year of the 1916 Irish Rebellion is an opportune time to recall the life and struggles of Constance Markievicz, one of the leaders of the rebellion and lifelong advocate of women’s liberation, Irish national independence and revolutionary politics.
The article below by Stephen Bell, about Britain’s involvement and support of Saudi Arabian military intervention in Yemen, was originally published by the Stop the War Coalition.
On February 25th, the European Parliament approved an EU wide arms embargo against Saudi Arabia until alleged breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen have been fully investigated.