FRFI 255 Feb/Mar 2017

frfi 255Imperialism and Crisis

Brexit, Trump and the populist right

Trump in power - Imperialist rivalries, trade wars and the threat of armed conflict

Brexit Desperation grows


Labour Party & Trade unions

Opposing austerity, challenging racism and fighting for socialism means destroying the Labour Party

Police & Prisons

Swaleside – collective misery will become common purpose

Overcrowded, violent and desperate – prisons erupt

Violently attacked by Wakefield search team


Boycott the racist school census: Keep border controls out of our classrooms


Grinding down the NHS - An attack on the working class

Housing and Welfare

Housing: No respite for the working class under London’s Labour Mayor

Overall Benefit Cap reduction hits poorest in north London

Greater Manchester council cuts

Housing In Brief


Necessary trouble - The rising tide of organised resistance in the United States

Socialist History

1917–2017 the February Revolution


Fortress Europe

Ireland ‘power-sharing’ executive collapses

Latin America

Cuban socialism not up for negotiation in the post-Fidel, Trump era

Venezuela: the battles to come

United States

Trump in power - What is really going on?

Free all political prisoners still behind bars in the US

Middle East

Syria: Government victory in Aleppo a major setback for NATO imperialists

Palestine: Zionists tighten their grip


Letters - FRFI 255 Feb/Mar 2017

FRFI 241 Oct/Nov 2014

Imperialism & Crisis

Unending global crisis reinforces divisions over Europe



Crime in the city

British ruling class: the perpetuation of privilege

Fight Racism

Operation Skybreaker: Defending migrant rights

Public Sector Cuts 

Focus E15 campaign declares ‘Open House’

General election - Westminster parties gear up for more of the same austerity and lies

Parents against cuts to Sure Start in Newcastle


Scottish Independence Referendum - Ruling class panics as Scottish youth and oppressed show the way forward

Labour Party & Trade Unions

How to support Labour and hope to get away with it


Education Notes: Gove may have gone but the market marches on


Ukraine - Contradictions sharpen despite ceasefire

Spain - Solidarity is the future

Latin America

PSUV Congress agrees Bolivarian Revolution’s line of march

Argentina?US venture capitalist attack dogs

World Bank finds Cuban education best in Latin America and the Caribbean


Another USAID attack on Cuba

Middle East

War on ‘IS’ targets Syria

A critical time for the Kurdish struggle


Palestine - Zionists renege on ceasefire agreement

Building solidarity with Palestine –despite Labour attacks


Ebola epidemic – Cuba sends doctors, imperialists send soldiers

Police & Prisons

Inside News - G4S pay out for unlawful handcuffing

Manufacturing radicalisation

Wormwood Scrubs – still ‘filthy and unsafe’


Letters / FRFI 241 Oct/Nov 2014