Senators were unable to confirm Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States yesterday after a large “Stop the Steal” demonstration stormed Capitol Hill, marking the first time in history that the seat of US power has been broken into by protestors.
Westminster magistrates court has denied WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange bail despite having already blocked his US extradition this week.
The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) welcomed the New Year by calling on the youth of the world to continue the fight against imperialism and for a new world – even in the face of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Woman’s Question by Frances Moore
A Sheffield teacher and activist in the National Union of Teachers, Frances Moore (1906 – 1994) was married to Bill Moore, who was a fulltime worker for the Communist Party. Although Frances’ busy life left with little time to write in her younger days, later on she produced a substantial body of poetry, some of which was published. The poem featured here raises clearly the need for women’s equality.
The West of England Branch of the Young Communist League has released a statement condemning prosecutions over the alleged toppling of the statue of a slave trader in Bristol during Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced delays in the reopening of schools and colleges a few days ago, against a backdrop of the UK COVID-19 death toll reaching over 70,000.
The Young Communist League’s General Secretary, Johnnie Hunter, has released a New Year’s address to mark the beginning of 2021.
Today, the National Education Union had 400,000 people view its Zoom call including 70,000 members, making it the largest online political meeting in British history.
Evan Richards writes about the difference between labour in a capitalist society and that of a revolutionary socialist society, arguing that only socialism can truly emancipate workers from wage-slavery and other forms of work-based exploitation.
Trade unions have warned the government and the public that the NHS is in danger of being “swamped” by COVID-19, with cases spiralling to never-before-seen numbers.