Campaigning against the far right, racist UKIP party in your area? You can download or order Stand Up to UKIP leaflets with “Seven things you need to know about UKIP”. Here’s a smaller image for web use. There is also a Buzzfeed article with the same text. And here’s a Polish version of the leaflet – powiedzieć nie rasizm!
This short BBC video reveals a fascinating piece of hidden history: the all-black US army regiment dubbed “the Harlemn Hellfighters” that fought in World War I. The graphic novel about the black troops – and their return home – looks interesting too.
It’s important to oppose imperialist intervention in Ukraine and say no to Putin’s war. Already Russian military forces have seized Crimea. Russian imperialism is no more progressive than that of the US and NATO – we should oppose all of them. And war would be a disaster for the people of Ukraine. This useful article by Alex Callinicos sets out how Putin’s power play fits into the system of inter-imperialist rivalry. The old slogan, “neither Washington nor Moscow”, is an especially good one now.
A referendum in Switzerland, initiated by the racist populist Swiss People’s Party, narrowly voted for a quota on immigrants. Check this site for a picture of how the national football team would look without immigration.
On Sunday according to the police – 80,000 and the organisers – 500,000 took to the streets of Paris in support of the ‘traditional family’. These bigots were united in their opposition to gay marriage and adoption. Some are saying that this march is part of a wider development of a new right wing movement.