Are Trotskyists Everywhere?

  BY  MICHAEL BARKER   he mainstream media and Blairite elites in the Labour movement continue to paint socialists who support the ideas of Leon Trotsky as a toxic breed apart from Labour. When interviewed on Channel 4 News last week, Peter Taaffe the General Secretary of the Socialist Party was asked “do you think that Jeremy Corbyn wants someone backContinue reading

Labour Through the Looking Glass: 15 Early-Morning Speculations on the Corbyn Surge

Dougald Hine | Bella Caledonia   Having jettisoned its raison d’etre, even its timid form of social democracy, Labour is now an empty hulk only committed to its own survival.             [box] Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “WhenContinue reading

Chaos erupts over deadly mine accident in Turkey

Capitalism strikes again The tragedy happened for precisely the same reasons they continue to occur around the world: Management (and government) invariably put profits above the safety of workers. Once the work of slaves, mining has long been an occupation with enormous health and safety risks. Still, such accidents and disease-inducing conditions could be substantively reduced if the workers themselves were freeContinue reading