Poetry Corner: The Eyes of Sutjeska by Vasko Popa

The Eyes of Sutyeska by Vasko Popa

Vasko Popa was a Serbian poet of Romanian descent. Born in modern day Romania, Popa spent his life between Serbia and Romania studying in both Belgrade and Bucharest. His poetic life was often concerned with Socialist Realism, an artistic form which focuses primarily on celebrating socialist life or uplifting the role of ordinary folk in contrast to romantic ideas of aloof heroes and divinely given gifts.

US anti-fascist shot dead by police following raid regarding Portland violence

Antifascist activist Michael Reinoehl, 48, has been shot dead in Lacey, Washington, after a warrant was issued for his arrest regarding his admission of shooting one Aaron Danielson, a supporter of the hard right Patriot Prayer group. Demonstrators in Portland have been on the streets since the killing of George Floyd in May. It hasContinue reading “US anti-fascist shot dead by police following raid regarding Portland violence”

Communist Party centenary events announced for September – December 2020

The August meeting of the Communist Party executive agreed a schedule of events to step-up commemoration of its centenary. These include major online meetings and conferences: Cable street forever! (4 October), Salute the Volunteers for Liberty in Spain (17 October), Launch of Communist Party history (Mid-November) and a conference on The Future of Work (5 December).

#CP100: a century against imperialism and militarism

As part of the Communist Party’s Centenary Red Wedge meetings Johnnie Hunter discusses the legacy of struggle of Britain’s young communists against imperialism and war and the contemporary fights occurring in South America. This is a transcript a speech delivered online on 1 August 2020.

Guardian & Observer collection celebrates Ukrainian nazi ‘resistance fighters’

The anti-socialism of the Observer/ Guardian group of newspapers sunk to a new low with the reproduction on Sunday (19 July 2020) of postage stamps issued by Ukrainian nationalist groups in exile during the Soviet era.

“If Da Kids Are United”: when Gabbers took a stand against fascism within the scene

Nathan Capnzik retells the fight against far-right infiltration in the Gabber scene and highlights the power of music to bring young people together with an anti-fascist message.

Glasgow anti-racist demo ends with dangerous and bias policing

Police Scotland yet again targeted anti-fascist activists following a grassroots demonstration held in Glasgow’s George Square on Saturday (20 June 2020) in a response to attacks on an asylum seeker solidarity protest earlier in the week.