Corbyn’s Suspension Shows the Limits of Reformism
As soon as Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the British Labour Party, the bureaucracy waged war against him. But the term “war” suggests that there are two sides engaged in the fighting. Here there was no fightback.
Eddie DovetonNovember 5, 2020
Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party Suspension: What it Means for the Left
Jeremy Corbyn was suspended from the Labour Party on Thursday because of his reaction to a report about antisemitism in the Labour Party. But the truth of the matter is that this is part of a larger attack on both Corbyn and the pro-Palestine Left which also reveals the failures of Corbyn’s strategy of reforming the Labour Party.
Ezra BrainOctober 30, 2020
Corbynism Lost, Sandersism is Losing: Why Working Within Capitalist Parties Fails
Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure as leader of the Labour Party came to an end with the election of Sir Keir Starmer. Starmer is an establishment figure who easily defeated his Corbynist opponent. This development shows the failure of Corbyn’s strategy and holds a warning for the U.S. left in regards to Bernie Sanders.
Ezra BrainApril 5, 2020
The recent UK election represented a massive set-back for the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. What this defeat proves is that socialism will not be achieved through electoralism and we need true, radical solutions to the pressing issues of our day. No politician, no election, and no one fight defines the struggle for socialism. It is an international project and one that cannot be accomplished or defeated in a single moment.
Ezra BrainDecember 20, 2019
Leave or Remain: There is no Working Class Solution to Brexit
As British voters go to the polls for EU elections, Brexit remains the main question that drives their political choices. However, despite both sides of the debate claiming to speak for the people, the Brexit debate represents a struggle between two pro-capitalist positions.
Yekaterina OziashviliMay 23, 2019
The ‘Corbyn & the Commie Spy’ Story Proves the Establishment is Losing Hope
The latest big story from Britain’s reliably right-wing press goes something like this: Jeremy Corbyn, the lefty leader of the Labour Party, passed information to a Czechoslovakian spy during the Cold War.
Natasha DrakeFebruary 26, 2018
To Brexit or Not to Brexit
A year after the Referendum in the UK, Theresa May proposed a hard Brexit. The latest general election results, which boosted the Labour Party’s standing in the parliament can only be interpreted as a major loss for the Prime Minister. Now, the only certainty is uncertainty.
Josefina L. MartínezJune 27, 2017
The Significance of Corbyn’s Rise in the British Elections
The result of the recent elections in the United Kingdom have led an unexpected political scenario with the Brexit negotiations soon at hand. What do May’s setback and Corbyn’s rise mean for the country?
Claudia CinattiJune 15, 2017