Today (1/11/21) Cambridge students and local activists united to demand that the university sever its ties to the arms industry, which for the sake of profit is contributing to the deaths of innocents all over the world. The SU Ethical Affairs Campaign, Cambridge Defend Education, the Cambridge Palestine Solidarity Society, and the Amnesty International Society … Continue reading SUPPORT THE DEMILITARISE CAMPAIGN!

On Keir Starmer

The current Labour leader is a ruthless authoritarian. He has overseen the proscription of groups associated with the Labour left, suspended Jeremy Corbyn (who he still refuses to return the whip to), fired Rebecca Long-Bailey from the Shadow Cabinet for retweeting an interview in The Independent, and recently attempted to destroy the democracy that remains … Continue reading On Keir Starmer

Treatment of Assange Highlights Western Hypocrisy

The political dissident is an important component of any democracy. People must have the right to challenge their leaders, no matter how uncomfortable that process might be. Thus we in the West today honour independent voices, with one major caveat: they should only target our enemies and their crimes.  Take the case of Alexei Navalny, … Continue reading Treatment of Assange Highlights Western Hypocrisy

Should progressives leave the Labour Party?

The short answer is no. At this point in time the Labour Party remains the only viable opposition to an increasingly destructive and rapacious Conservative government. This is a natural consequence of our electoral system: first past the post systematically disadvantages third parties. A more democratic system of proportional representation would allow a far greater … Continue reading Should progressives leave the Labour Party?