The Gentification of the Left By Mike Wayne, Deidre O’Neill

19 August 2013 — New Left Project

The post-colonial philosopher Gayatri Spivak once famously asked: ‘Can the subaltern speak?’ Colonialism though is not just about race, it is also about that great unmentionable, class. And class colonization is one of the most central features of British social and political life. Continue reading

VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 18 August 2013: Being honest about the dominant Zionist narrative

18 August 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Army Invades Aida Refugee Camp In Bethlehem
IMEMC – [Sunday August 18, 2013] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, and clashes with dozens of local youths, local sources have reported. …

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ICH 18 August 2013: In Search of Palestine – Edward Said’s Return Home

18 August 2013 — Information Clearing House

Syria: Politics Not Theology

By Robin Yassin-Kassab

“I’m a Muslim, but my first religion is humanity. I don’t care about the religion of the president. But I’ll fight to the death to not be ruled by a murderer.”


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South Africa: Sectarian shame of the SACP By Terry Bell

16 August 2013 — Terry Bell

Shortly after the column below was written and blogged, the SA Communist Party issued its statement on Marikana that reveals the deep and dangerous sectarianism of this organisation. Here, I feel, is exposed one of the roots of the problem. I include here the final paragraph of that statement as an introduction to a repeat of the Inside Labour column that appeared here yesterday: Continue reading