Category Archives: Internationalism

Anti-war statement from Syrian and Iranian socialists

Without knowing a great deal about the backgrounds of the people involved, this statement from Syrian and Iranian socialists on the latest developments in the Syrian war seems like a good, strong statement on the basic principles we should be … Continue reading

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Call for international solidarity with jailed Indian workers

While I’m passing on things I spotted way too late for them to be of much use, here’s an appeal from the Maruti Suzuki Workers Union in India: “Comrades, You are aware of the repression on us by the nexus … Continue reading

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Some contradictions are bigger than others: a reply on Rojava

  The recent interview with Peter Loo is well worth reading for a fairly detailed look at what’s happening in Rojava. As a first-hand account from the region, it’s a useful source of information; but the polemical aspects of the … Continue reading

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Events diary for March

March looks to be a pretty busy month, with various events happening across the country. A quick round-up of a few things to look out for: On the first Saturday, the 4th, Bristol antifascists will be out opposing a far-right … Continue reading

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Transatlantic conversations: 4th March

The Angry Workers of the World collective are proposing a series of discussions with US comrades. In their words, “We think it would be useful and interesting to speak directly with comrades in the States about recent developments in order … Continue reading

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Uber-pissed off: drivers in dispute from Delhi to Doha

Mention the words “Uber” and “strike” together in the English-speaking world and people might be likely to think of the backlash against the company for breaking the New York taxi strike against Trump’s immigration ban. But Uber drivers are far … Continue reading

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Brexit means the sky is falling: how Aufheben learned to stop worrying and love the EU

“In these circumstances… victory or defeat, in political as well as economic terms, comes down to a hopeless choice between two kinds of beatings for the European working classes.” – Rosa Luxemburg Aufheben, the long-running Brighton-based theoretical journal, recently published … Continue reading

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