Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, backed a thorough investigation and is urging political leaders to act with calm heads and base their response to the attacks on real evidence. Given the absence of the latter he has cautioned against a new ‘cold war’ and an escalation of military spending.
To mark 2018 International Women’s Day Socialist Action is republishing this article on how women led the February 2017 Russian Revolution.
**** Russia’s February Revolution – led by women
The recent outburst of Victor Orban, President of Hungary claimimg Hungary was “the last bastion against the Islamisation of Europe,” is yet another example of rising Islamophobia in Europe. Furthermore nothing could be further from the truth. Terrorist attacks in Europe emanating from ISIS or linked organisation are a huge problem and action is needed to stop these attacks.
*** Left implodes in Italian elections, big advance for right
*** German SPD decides yet again to enter right wing coalition
Under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn the Labour Party is opposing the Tories’ racist agenda that scapegoats immigrants for people’s deteriorating living standards.
US-aligned right wing forces have been advancing in Latin America over the past three years. They have capitalised on the political instability created by an economic crisis which has engulfed the region following the crash in commodity prices in 2014. Their agenda is to reverse the huge social gains delivered by socialist and left wing governments throughout Latin America since the turn of the century and subordinate the region’s governments to US policy.