Decades of Palestinian solidarity were subjected to a fierce cultural backlash, particularly in Britain, where it was bundled with centrist efforts to retake the Labour Party.
“You can ignore certain names when they appear in the headlines and endeavour to forget about them – a prospect Blair should welcome, but obviously fears – or you can remember that when Blair speaks, he does so from atop a mountain of corpses.”
Sean Bell: You don’t need to care what Tony Blair thinks – just remember what he is
Sadly, our planet is plagued by “humanitarian” disasters. But Palestinians specifically deserve our solidarity because here our complicity is larger, historically but most especially today. And thus our political agency is more meaningful and potentially more effective.
Source Direct: Anti-Racists for Apartheid?
“The centre is broken. Its aggressive, controlling hands squeezed harder and harder until the things being controlled couldn’t take it any more and began to crack. The price is paid by others.”
Robin McAlpine: The centre is broken – control did the the breaking
You don’t have to be Jeremy Corbyn’s biggest fan to take serious issue with his suspension from the Labour party yesterday, you just have to have some commitment to basic principles of honesty, fairness and justice. The party’s General Secretary David Evans has not actually been willing to even explain to the National Executive Committee, […]
Is dissent allowed in Keir Starmer’s Labour?
“Currently, young voices in Scotland have come out in reaction to injustice, but in an almost wholly transitory manner. Nevertheless, our voices could be a permanent part of our political discourse.”
Common Weal Youth: Politically engaging young people will enrich our democracy
“Starmer was put in place in order to bury Corbynism and those radical instincts its enemies associate with it… In that sense, his leadership is working entirely as intended.”
Sean Bell: Keir Starmer is doing exactly what he was selected to do
“The rot is set so deep in the British political system, and is carried by so many of its influential actors, that it becomes difficult to see how it can be reformed – an impasse which only bolsters the appeal of independence.”