BRITAIN’S FORGOTTEN WAR FOR RUBBER

70 years ago the UK stepped up a brutal colonial intervention in Malaya, presenting it as a war against Chinese communism. British forces herded hundreds of thousands of people into fortified camps, heavily bombed rural areas and resorted to extensive propaganda to win the conflict. MARK CURTIS 13 SEPTEMBER 2022 The so-called “emergency” in Malaya […]

New Deal for Workers

Enough is enough. Time for a New Deal for Workers. The New Deal for Workers is a campaign led by trade unions and their members. It calls for a new social settlement for working people of Britain and to develop rights and provision for those same workers. It is a national shame that despite being […]

HOW BRITAIN’S LABOUR GOVERNMENT FACILITATED THE MASSACRE OF BIAFRANS IN NIGERIA – TO PROTECT ITS OIL INTERESTS

On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Biafran war, the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in the late 1960s, declassified British files show that Harold Wilson’s government secretly armed and backed Nigeria’s aggression against the secessionist region. MARK CURTIS 29 APRIL 2020 The then Labour government secretly provided large quantities of arms to the […]

War, Empire and the Attlee government 1945–1951

By John Newsinger https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0306396818779864 Well I won’t be ever voting Labour again! AbstractIn this article, adapted from a speech delivered at a conference on reparative history, the author challenges the dominant view of the progressive radicalism of the postwar Attlee government by exposing the brutality of its imperial adventures. Examining British involvement in Vietnam, Indonesia, […]

LABOUR PARTY NEWS

Damning letter implores Keir Starmer to intervene – or face complaints to EHRC and Electoral Commission Three Leicester councillors have accused the Labour party of excluding women, Muslims and whole branches in order to rig its selection process to prevent the city’s mayor facing a selection battle. A letter from the councillors to Keir Starmer, […]

I don’t want to feel angry.

I’m just back from a people’s assembly demonstration, I think I’m to angry at everyone. I’m angry at Labour Party speaker whipping up the “crowd” about how terrible cuts are? Bliar pushed austerity and continued Thatchers work. Labour’s supported imperialist wars and started some of their own that killed millions of people. The Labour and […]