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  • The Real BNP 5 May 2010The fascist British National ‘Party’ ‘candidate’ for Romford has been filmed beating up Asian youths in the street after taunting them as ‘robbers’ and threatening them. Boots and fists are the reality behind the lies of the BNP’s absurd fiction of ‘voluntary repatriation’ — you can’t really dignify it with the word ‘policy’. The lads bravely ...
  • Prospects For Greece 2 May 2010Socialist Appeal assesses the crisis in Greece. The Greek workers are clearly not prepared to pay for the crisis of capitalism. According to an opinion poll by Mega, a private Greek television channel, more than 70 per cent of those questioned said they were against the government’s decision to seek help from the IMF. In another opinion ...
  • Clause 28 Redux 2 May 2010The Tory Party, a party which caucuses with the European nationalist right, turns out to have a genuine eye-rolling, hand-waving, far right tent-show revivalist as a candidate and ‘family’ policy adviser. Despite the new clothes on the shop window dummies, it’s the same old nasty party pedalling the same old moralistic cant.
  • Posh Rats Take To The Lifeboats 2 May 2010That scuttling sound you hear is the scraping of tiny claws as the posh rats take to the lifeboats — poshies and ladies first! Bastion of liberal middle class smugness, the Guardian has declared for the Whigs, claiming “…they are less tied to reactionary and sectional class interests than either of the other parties.” Those ...
  • Notes On What Passes For Debate 25 April 2010As expected, the first two of the three ‘historic’ party leaders’ television ‘debates’ have be completely apolitical tosh. Instead the Labour, Tory and Liberal Democrat leaders have indulged in a round robin of sound bites, each vying with the other to appear more presidential and to sound more hardcore on a number of ‘dog whistle’ ...
  • ‘We Are All In This Together’ 25 April 2010‘We are all in this together’ the leader of the Tory Party assures would-be supporters. In the past year, during the worst crisis of capitalism since the Great Depression and concomitant surge in fascism of the interwar period, the ‘collective wealth of Britain’s 1,000 richest people rose 30%, the biggest annual increase in list’s 22-year ...
  • Lucha de Clases 19 April 2010Socialist Appeal comrades remind us that it is eight years since the defeat of the US-backed attempted coup in Venezuela and republish an article by Ted Grant and Alan Woods (also available here). As they note, ‘the tasks outlined at the end of the article remain, mostly, unfulfilled’. Corriente Marxista International, the Venezuelan section of ...
  • International Women’s Day At Yarl’s Wood 8 March 20108 March is International Women’s Day. In the Yarl’s Wood ‘Immigration Removal Centre’ concentration camp, women are in the fifth week of a hunger strike over arbitrary detention and imprisonment without trial, routine violence and abuse by racist thug ‘guards’, separation of mothers and children, denial of medical treatment and legal representation (there is a ...
  • The Blood-soaked Hands Of Phil Woolas And UKBA 8 March 2010Three people have died after throwing themselves from the fifteenth floor of one of Glasgow’s Red Road tower blocks. When news of this tragedy first emerged yesterday, the first question was ‘does this have something to do with UK Border Agency and the Minister of State for Concentration Camps and Anti-Immigration, Phil Woolas?’ (the Red ...
  • Prospect ‘How To’ Guide To Crossing Picket Lines 8 March 2010Last week, the Prospect trade union circulated a memo to all its members in the Civil Service, advising members to cross PCS picket lines during industrial action over changes to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme: Working with four other unions, FDA, Unite, GMB and POA, Prospect has come to an agreement on the final changes to ...
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