The chief things to press in the unions are mobilisation now against the attacks; democratic discussion of a strategy of ongoing action to win; and clear union demands on a Labour government to replace the Tories.
Communist Party of Britain and Morning Star
As socialists, one of our most basic duties is solidarity with workers in struggle. The striking platinum miners of Marikana who saw 34 of their comrades murdered by the South African police should be an obvious case for solidarity. Not so for the Communist Party of Britain or for its daily newspaper the Morning Star.
A Tory councillor in Redbridge recently described calls to limit tweeting in Town Hall meetings as “Stalinist”.
We need a new Marxist left. The one we have is largely degenerate.
On 17 December 2011, the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was announced to the world. As with the death of any major political figure, the world turned to examination of his “legacy”.
By Cathy Nugent
Last month the UN’s nuclear energy watchdog passed a resolution calling on Iran to come clean about whether or not it was developing nuclear weaponry. How has the left responded?
Here’s a Christmas puzzle for Solidarity readers. Who is most confused and disoriented by David Cameron’s refusal to sign up for EU fiscal unity — the Daily Express and Mail or the Morning Star?
The Morning Star, the paper associated with the Communist Party of Britain, carried a naively self-revealing editorial on 9 December: “There’s a huge feeling of guilt and confusion when a leader writer in the Morning Star feels even a momentary twinge of fellow feeling with chief speculators’ stooge David Cameron...”
By Vicki Morris
The Morning Star has attacked the Labour Representation Committee (LRC) conference decision on 19 November “Against British nationalism: for a Workers’ United Europe”.