The Committee for Marxist Revival

June 24, 2011

Labour Fight has joined with comrades of the Iranian Revolutionary Marxists’ Tendency and others to form the Committee for Marxist Revival. The monthly bulletin will continue in Britain as ‘Marxist Revival’. See the website here.


A Message from Greece

June 10, 2011

We are happy to publish this account of the situation in Greece with solidarity wishes to all those struggling against the austerity programme:

The situation in Greece is again to the forefront thanks to the new movement of the “frustrated” who for a week now they gather every day in Sintagma square, and in the central squares of the Greek towns. The Sunday afternoon demonstration was a really huge one with the participation of three hundred people or more. It can be compared only with the huge pre-election rallies of PASOK (the ‘social democratic’ party now in government)  of the early 1980s. Read the rest of this entry »

ConDems on the ropes?

June 4, 2011

It’s clear that the Tories aren’t going to get everything they wanted. With tensions in the coalition simmering, Cameron has signalled that they’ll be a pause in public sector reform for a few weeks at least. According to a report in the Financial Times a White Paper is to be delayed until mid-July at least with Cameron apparently already having had to drop the plan to introduce quotas in public services for provision by independent i.e. private sector bodies (FT 2 June). Read the rest of this entry »

On the IMF leader’s downfall

June 1, 2011

Dominic Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was recently arrested in New York on charges of sexual abuse and attempted rape. Strauss-Kahn was previously France’s finance minister and was a possible ‘Socialist’ Party candidate for the upcoming French presidential election. As head of the IMF, one of the main arms of imperialism, Dominic Strauss-Kahn (DSK) has recently been in meetings inBrusselswith the finance ministers ofPortugalandGreeceto discuss the provision of financial assistance to these countries (or more precisely, the imposition of austerity programmes on the Portuguese and Greek working class). Moral opprobrium has now ‘forced’ him from office and from Presidential candidature. Read the rest of this entry »

Picket of Pickles….and the Fight for Dale Farm

May 27, 2011

From a Labour Fight supporter:

On 24th May, Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, came to address the budding Tories of Cambridge University at the famous Round Church. Trade unionists, pensioners, students, school children and activists from the local community gathered to give Pickles a warm welcome! We weren’t invited into participate in the ‘debate’. Instead of listening to Minister for Council Cuts we held our own meeting on the Round Church lawn, making sure that that he and his young friends, who stared down at us from the windows while their sipping port could hear us! Speaker after speaker took up the megaphone to outline the alternative to the cuts. I spoke to one of the protesters. He outlined the Pickles effect here in the city and county council; 3m cut budget from the fire service, 57 bus routes under threat, housing maintenance allowance being slashed and 2 libraries are being closed to name a few examples. Read the rest of this entry »

Bin Laden’s assassination and US ‘justice’

May 25, 2011

In the lead up to his week-long European tour President Barack Obama has had to defend US imperialism’s assassination of an unarmed Osama Bin Laden once again. Immediately after the extrajudicial execution Obama, the former law professor, said in a special televised address that “Justice has been done”! A few days later his Attorney General, i. e., the head of the US government’s Department of Justice, said: “The operation in which Osama Bin Laden was killed was lawful”. Eric Holder went on to say: “We do respect the rule of law, there are appropriate ways in which we conduct ourselves and expect our people to conduct themselves, and I think those Navy Seals conducted themselves in a way that’s consistent with American, [and] British values.” Read the rest of this entry »

Spanish Youth Capture Spirit of Tahrir !

May 21, 2011

Over the last few days, ahead of Sunday’s local elections in Spain, there have been massive occupations of town and city squares across the country, which in Madrid has prevented a recent PSOE election rally from taking place, despite the efforts of the police ! Read the rest of this entry »