Category Archives: Left Unity

BEING IN TIME

An extended book review of. ‘Being in Time’ (a post-political manifesto) by Gilad Atzmon. Despite the two abstractions in the title of this recent book by Gilad Atzmon, (ie. ‘being’ and ‘time’) it’s main subject matter is far from ‘being’ … Continue reading

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CASTRO: HERO OR VILLAIN?

Despite the millions of written or spoken words either for against the Cuban President Fidel Castro after his death and before it, to me the characterisation of his social and political role remains somewhat muddled. For some commentators, he was … Continue reading

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SECTARIANISM IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR – 1.

In any serious struggles, particularly in the case of wars, the victors invariably have the means to ensure that their version of what took place is the one that dominates the historical record – at least for a considerable time. … Continue reading

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SPLITS IN THE BRITISH LABOUR PARTY.

Only minutes after the announcement that Jeremy Corby had overwhelmingly won the leadership contest within the British Labour Party, the divisions within it were quickly exposed. The first snub by a Labour MP to the winner took place almost immediately … Continue reading

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SYRIZA IMPLODES.

True colours. It surely cannot come as a complete surprise, that the so-called radicals in the leadership roles of the new Greek political party Syriza, rolled over and accepted the almost fascist levels of economic and financial demands made by … Continue reading

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RE-BUILDING CLASS SOLIDARITY.

Capitalist production creates divisions. It was the development and eventual domination of the capitalist mode of production, that created the modern working classes. Before this could happen, ordinary people had to be torn from their previous links to their means … Continue reading

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Left Unity: A contribution to the debate.

In Europe and the USA it is undeniable that there is a growing animosity to the socio-economic domination of banking capital and to the severity of the austerity programmes proposed by all mainstream political parties. As yet this animosity is … Continue reading

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