The Netherlands’ racist Party for Freedom (PVV) has seen its poll rating slump and senior figures quit after party leader Geert Wilders was filmed leading anti-Moroccan chanting at a rally after last week’s local elections.
The fascist Front National has made the headlines with substantial and worrying gains after the first round of voting in France’s local elections, with one mayor’s seat already in the bag.
In tribute to RMT union leader Bob Crow, the proud class fighter and socialist who died yesterday, here’s a short clip from his Newsnight interview with Jeremy Paxman in February. Funny, poignant and to the point. RIP Bob.
DJ Sprinkles’ new album, Queerifications and Ruins, is as sublime as it is thought provoking.
Well done Millwall FC, who have released this brilliant video, with their players speaking up for the Football v Homophobia campaign.
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.