The American writer Ralph Emerson once said of an acquaintance that “the louder he talked of his honesty, the faster we counted our spoons”. I have the same instinct when I hear conservative commentators pontificate on human rights.
Religion & politics
Yves Coleman is a French socialist activist, involved in publishing the journal Ni patrie, ni frontières.
Violent protests have spread across the Middle East and North Africa in response to an anti-Islamic film that was posted on YouTube.
This year in Britain we’ve seen Christian fundamentalism asserting itself.
Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association, spoke to Ira Berkovic.
Some parts of the left have greeted Respect’s success in Bradford West with what can properly be described as religious enthusiasm.
The latest US craze to hit the UK is for religious nutcases to gather outside abortion clinics hassling staff and patients.
The government has launched a consultation on marriage reforms, which would allow gay couples in England and Wales to enter into civil marriage.
"The Treason of the Intellectuals, and other political verse" by Sean Matgamna includes political verse previously published in Solidarity and its forerunners.
Training Room, Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, L3 5TR
Where does religion come from? Does it have a purpose and why would that matter to socialists?
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