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James R. Bell is a Marxist-Leninst writer, poet & critic. They are editor of the RED blog for revolutionary art & culture, regularly contributing their own work for publication. They also write for the Communist newspaper Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!, principally on austerity. Currently, they are working on a novella entitled Shirkers, alongside various short fiction & poetry pieces.

Immigration Law & the War on Migrants’ Access to Health Care

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Speech given at a Migration & Asylum Justice Forum meeting in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 27 August. Further information on the Forum can be found on Facebook or their blog

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Notes on the Crisis of Imperialism: Brexit [ii]

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This is the 2nd 1/2 of a speech on the recent referendum on Britain’s membership to the European Union (EU). It deals with the Brexit crisis & the split in the British Labour party. The 1st part, covering the run up to the referendum, alongside the fundamental characteristics of British Imperialism & European Imperialism, can be found here.

The speech was delivered on 23 July 2016. As such, certain sections of the below text are out of date. An addendum covering subsequent concrete developments will follow shortly after the conclusion of the Labour Party leadership election on 24 September. An additional article, which will outline certain theoretical concepts, will precede this.

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Notes on the Crisis of Imperialism: Brexit [i]

Brexit series for FT.

This is the 1st 1/2 of a speech on the recent referendum on Britain’s membership to the European Union (EU). It deals with the the run up to the referendum, alongside the fundamental characteristics of British Imperialism & European Imperialism. A 2nd part, covering the Brexit crisis & the split in the British Labour party shall follow.

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