Last week the UK Government’s Select Committee on Scottish Affairs, the arm of the British State which informs us of what’s good for us, published “Seperation Shuts Shipyards”. Lets take a closer look at this investigation into the effects of the forthcoming referendum on Scottish Independence and its effects on the Shipbuilding industry.
The recent scandal in the Socialist Workers Party has reignited a lot of issues around rape within radical communities, and more generally. One of the themes raised by this issue has been the establishment of a kangaroo court which exonerated the accused.
The violence gripping Greece is not only economic, but also physical. Last week a young Pakistani man was murdered on the street by two men on motorcycles. Along with a collection of armory – bats, guns and knifes – found in the murder’s home was a collection of pre-election Golden Dawn leaflets.
A video is doing the rounds at the moment, showing a schoolgirl verbally abusing, then punching a taller schoolboy who looks slightly older, in the face. The video was recorded it would seem by one of her friends, who calls her “Jolene” in the video urging her to hurry up and hit the boy, because …
Suddenly the Greek media are paying attention to political violence. This is a remarkable new development. For all that journalist have been violently targeted , chemical weapons and beatings are regularly dispensed to peaceful protesters, elected representatives attacked and civilians beaten, stabbed and killed in politically motivated attacks, all that is swept under the media carpet, but …
Earlier this week, the mayor of Athens announced a crackdown on “lawlessness”.
On Wednesday, a successful re-occupation of Villa Amalias was evicted within half an hour as police poured chemical weapons into the building, then raided an hour and a half later, arresting the 93 who were in the building.
First Gerry Healy, then Tommy Sheridan, George Galloway and now Martin Smith. Why are so many men who obtain leadership positions within socialist organisations so ignorant of women’s rights that they sexually abuse women, excuse sexual violence and participate in sexual exploitation?
Blackwater is notorious. A private mercenary army, it first came to public attention in 2003 two years after it was founded after the US government contracted it to provide military support for the war in Iraq. Innumerable scandals followed. And now the Greek Government has enlisted its services for domestic duties.