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.
Continue reading Notes on the Crisis of Imperialism: Brexit [i]
I have never published poetry before on this blog. Today, I make an exception.
Continue reading Somewhere in Germany, 1946
The below text is a speech delivered by Chloë Jane at a discussion meeting in Newcastle. Jane is a comrade, a supporter of the newspaper Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! What follows is a brief, but concise, analysis of the drowning of asylum seekers in the Mediterranean. Given the EU plan to attack Libyan “smuggling” as early as the 25 June (a plan spearheaded by Britain), Jane’s speech is timely & necessary. I reproduce it here for precisely these reasons.
James R. Bell
Continue reading Racism and Asylum: Libya, 2015 by Chloë Jane
[Speech delivered at a meeting entitled “Labour: a Party in Service to the Banks” on 18/02/2015, in Newcastle Upon Tyne.]
Labour’s support for the British banking system – its unswerving allegiance to usury Capital – cannot be explained away by any number of sophisms. The break between “old” & “new” Labour – which occurs mystically at some point in the early 1990s, with apparently no explanation – is senseless. It means nothing. The very idea that Blair ushered in a new era of money grabbing or a new form of swindling Labour politician betrays both a startling lack of imagination & a willing blindness to history. Continue reading Labour: a Party in Service to the Banks