Saturday, 30 April 2016

Anti-Socialists screaming anti-Semitism to bring Labour back to the Capitalist fold & boost the pro-EU campaign

The UK Labour Party is in the news at the time of the local government elections, regional government elections and EU independence referendum.  The Labour Party is under attack from hostile Capitalist elements within who are creating a fake anti-Semitism scare with the aim of crashing the Labour Party's share of the vote in polls in May.  This they will use to give the impression that the public are against the current leadership of the party.  The obvious intention is to point to manufactured popular opposition to the Labour Party as an excuse to remove the Socialist hierarchy and replace them with Capitalist ones.

Jeremy Corbyn may be a Revisionist and so operate from the position of a Trotskyite, but he is still at least nominally a Socialist.  Corbyn has called for the UK to withdraw from the Capitalist armed forces of NATO and for the removal from the UK of the nuclear weaponry placed here by the Capitalist economic headquarters of the USA.  Corbyn has called for the resocialisation of key parts of the economy.  Corbyn was elected as leader of the Labour Party on the following manifesto:
  • A new national investment bank to encourage growth and reduce the deficit
  • Public ownership of the railway and energy sector
  • Replace Trident with jobs that retain the skills of the workers
  • Reduce the welfare bill through growth and investment
  • Housebuilding programme and rent controls
  • Integrate social care with the NHS
  • A new national education service providing universal childcare, abolishing student fees, restoring grants and funding adult skills
  • Scrap zero hours contracts and a national living wage for all, regardless of age
Corbyn has turned the Labour Party around, overcoming the years of Tony Blair, the War Criminal, Capitalist Lackey, Globaliser, Crusher of Trades Unions, Servant of Brussels, Enemy of the Working Class.  Tony Blair was supported and payrolled by the likes of Alan Sugar, who he had placed in the House of Lords as thanks for his financial assistance.  It is the likes of Alan Sugar who are gunning for Corbyn using the fake moral panic surrounding Livingston's reference to historical facts concerning Hitler's cooperation with Zionists in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.

The Ruling Class are scared of the prospects of a Labour Party which will undo the tragic actions of the Thatcher-Blair-Cameron regimes.  They are absolutely terrified that the people of the UK will be able to vote for a party which has at its head a man who is not controlled by the Globalist Bankers.  The Ruling Class is using idiot political thugs like the Labour MP, John Mann, to attack people who do not support their control of the economy and subjugation of the People.  The anti-Semitic slur has been on-going since at least December 2015 when the Capitalist rag, the Sun, stated that Corbyn would appoint a 'Shadow Minister for the Jews', which can now be seen as the opening salvo in the plan to paint Corbyn as a new Hitler!

As an aside, the Sun rag infamously celebrated the murder of young Argentinian sailors on the General Belgrano, sank by the Royal Navy under orders of the hated Thatcher as a means of rallying the people to jingoism so that they would support her regime's destruction of Working Class jobs.  The Sun also supported the South Yorkshire Police atrocities against the Miners at Orgreave, mocked the Liverpool fans murdered by South Yorkshire Police at Hillsborough, excused the South Yorkshire Police cover-up of paedophile rapists destroying the lives of 1400 children.  It is appropriate that the Sun started the attack on Corbyn and that the allegations of anti-Semitism are keeping the important news of the Hillsborough Enquiry this week releasing its findings of South Yorkshire Police murdering nearly 100 football fans, away from public attention.

Ken Livingstone is no nazi.  He has been called an anti-Semite for pointing to the fact that Hitler and the Zionists had a shared ideology of belief in the separateness of the Jewish People from non-Jews.  This has been jumped on as a way of creating the impression of division in the Labour Party at the time of the May local elections in England, the national elections in Alba and Cymru, the regional elections in Erin (north) and London, and the Police and Crime Commissioner and Mayoral elections.  The most likely aim of the Blairite Capitalists is to discourage people from voting Labour, which will then be used as ammunition to remove the democratically elected Socialist leadership of Labour, Jeremy Corbyn.  The government of Cameron will use the decline in Labour support as propaganda to support a 'remain' vote in the EU independence referendum in June, even though Corbyn has gone back on his decades long anti-EU and pro-freedom stance and joined the remain side himself.  The attack on Livingston is a Trojan Horse attack on Corbyn.  The Blairites are corporate shills who want to smash the Socialists in the Labour Party.  They are enemies of the Working Class who are stoking the flames of anti-Semitism in service of their masters in the Banking and Finance sectors.

Opportunistic fascists are already pointing to the irony of Ken Livingston being attacked for stating that people who criticise Israel will be attacked.  Leading Jewish figures are lining up to cry anti-Semitism.  The list includes Baroness Julia Neuberger, Lord Sugar, Lord Levy and others rewarded by the Ruling Class for making the Labour Party a tool of commerce and an enemy of the Working Class it was set up to defend.  The controlled media is working at  an alarming rate to craft the imagery of Corbyn as a new Hitler, supported by Hamas and Hezbollah supporters who want to wipe Israel from the map (slandering Palestine Rights groups as genocidal maniacs).  The BBC and Right-wingers who are also capitalising on the on-going events are deliberately blacking out any news of Jewish groups who are speaking out in defence of Livingstone and Corbyn, preferring to focus on George Galloway who they are equally slandering.

SWPE does not allow Capitalists to dictate how we are to think.  We will not allow the hate-mongers to have the last word.  The Labour Party is under attack and the vilest slurs are being used to bring down the leadership.  We have considerable sympathy with Ken Livingstone and Jeremy Corbyn and hope that the radical direction the party has been taken in continues.  We have criticisms too, or we would simply dissolve our organisation and advise our members and supporters to join Labour!  We are Revolutionaries, not Reformers, not Reactionaries, and we are certainly not Trotskyites, so our support for Corbyn ends at sympathy. 

We feel it appropriate to quote the 'Statement on "Labour's problems with antisemitism" as issued by the Jewish Socialist Group, a group with whom we have many differences, but which nevertheless is a Jewish organisation of the Left which is not playing the BBC game of 'all Jews hate Corbyn'::

From the Jewish Socialists’ Group
Antisemitism exists and must be exposed and fought against in the same way as other forms of racism by all who are concerned with combating racism and fascism. Antisemitism and anti-Zionism are not the same. Zionism is a political ideology which has always been contested within Jewish life since it emerged in 1897, and it is entirely legitimate for non-Jews as well as Jews to express opinions about it, whether positive or negative. Not all Jews are Zionists. Not all Zionists are Jews.

Criticism of Israeli government policy and Israeli state actions against the Palestinians is not antisemitism. Those who conflate criticism of Israeli policy with antisemitism, whether they are supporters or opponents of Israeli policy, are actually helping the antisemites. We reject any attempt, from whichever quarter, to place legitimate criticism of Israeli policy out of bounds. Accusations of antisemitism are currently being weaponised to attack the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour party with claims that Labour has a “problem” of antisemitism. This is despite Corbyn’s longstanding record of actively opposing fascism and all forms of racism, and being a firm a supporter of the rights of  refugees and of human rights globally
A very small number of such cases seem to be real instances of antisemitism. Others represent genuine criticism of Israeli policy and support for Palestinian rights, but expressed in clumsy and ambiguous language, which may unknowingly cross a line into antisemitism. Further cases are simply forthright expressions of support for Palestinian rights, which condemn Israeli government policy and aspects of Zionist ideology, and have nothing whatsoever to do with antisemitism.The accusations do not refer to antisemitic actions but usually to comments, often made on social media, long before Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership. Those making the charges now, did not see fit to bring them up at the time, under previous Labour leaders, but are using them now, just before mayoral and local elections, when they believe they can inflict most damage on the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn.

The attack is coming from four main sources, who share agendas: to undermine Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Labour; to defend Israeli government policy from attack, however unjust, racist and harmful towards the Palestinian people; and to discredit those who make legitimate criticisms of Israeli policy or Zionism as a political ideology. As anti-racist and anti-fascist Jews who are also campaigning for peace with justice between Israelis and Palestinians, we entirely reject these cynical agendas that are being expressed by: 

• The Conservative Party
 • Conservative-supporting media in Britain and pro-Zionist Israeli media sources
• Right-wing and pro-Zionist elements claiming to speak on behalf of the Jewish community
• Opponents of Jeremy Corbyn within the Labour party.

SWPE has a platform of National Zionism.  We will not interfere in matters which are exclusively Jewish.  But National Zionism is fiercely opposed to Global Zionism which is the force at work here.  We will not support tyrants of any origin.

In defence of his comment that Hitler and Zionism shared a common objective, Ken Livingstone has quoted the book 'Zionism in the Age of Dictators' by Jewish Marxist, Lenni Brenner.  The hysteria around the orchestrated campaign of hate against the Socialists in the Labour Party has reached the point where Brenner himself is being labelled an anti-Semite!  Read the book for yourself and share the information.  The Capitalists are closing in on freedom.  We can not let them succeed in slandering and libeling Socialists.

Lenni Brenner, Zionism in the Age of Dictators, free download:

Friday, 22 April 2016

William and Kate - Their Future in a Socialist Republic

SWPE is a Republican organisation.  We are totally opposed to the institution of Monarchy because its existence justifies the Class System and the idea that people can be judged and valued according to their ancestry and monetary position.

William, the grandson of the Queen, has come under fire for being 'workshy' because he doesn't spend his entire life globe-trotting for the Monarchy. In response to these allegations, he made the following statement on the evening of his grandmother's 90th birthday:

“I’m concentrating very much on my role as a father...I’m a new father and I take my duties and my responsibilities to my family very seriously and I want to bring my children up as good people. I find the air ambulance role very important to me. It’s serving the community, working alongside extremely good professionals in the medical profession and then there’s my royal responsibilities which I still keep going. But if I can’t give my time to my children as well, I worry about their future. I love my children the same way any father does and I hope George loves me the same way any son does to his father. There will be a time and a place to bring George up and understand how he fits in the world, but right now it’s just a case of keeping a secure, stable environment around him and showing him as much love as I can as a father."

William has come under attack for stating that a man's most important responsibility is to his children, and that if he is forced to work for most of his waking life, he will become remote from them and the natural bond will suffer. This is absolutely correct. What he said equally applies to men and women.

William has effectively stated that family matters and that a work situation which keeps parents and children apart is unhealthy and wrong.  Of course, it is easy for a multimillionaire to limit his working hours!  It is less easy for Working Class people who are forced into work in order to pay taxes to a bloated capitalist state.

SWPE seeks a complete end to the Capitalist system, with people allocated homes for free, given free access to essential utilities (water, electricity produced by local renewable means), land enough to produce food, thus making work something for the benefit of the people, not something to be endured in order to survive.  We would create a working week of less than half of that presently treated as the norm.  We would create the economic circumstances in which all parents could devote their time to  their children, not just those with money.

One of the most commonly used pieces of propaganda used to attack Socialists is the execution of the Tsar of Russia's family in 1918.  It is argued that the Russian Monarchy were killed on Lenin's orders out of hatred of their Class and that all Socialists share the same blood lust.  Lenin's role is greatly exaggerated and it is debatable whether the executions would have occurred if the anti-Bolsheviks had not tried to rescue them.  When we look at the sensible, human and Socialist words of William, we can see that he has a desire to be a normal man, with a desire to help his family.  We have no desire to execute him!

Our solution to the Monarchy problem is to return them to the people, to allocate them housing of no  more and no less than everyone else and to rehabilitate them into good members of society.  William speaks as a man who knows that Monarchy is immoral.  We wish him and his children a future as equals with the people, freed from the burden of a system which places people in categories due to wealth and ancestry.  Socialism is for all, and we welcome the positive words above from a man whose family has been in a position of despotism for a very long time.  The end of the Ruling Class doesn't have to be accompanied by bloodshed.  Their end is as inevitable as the rise of the People.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

The Death of British Steel - Privatised into Oblivion by Corrupt Globalist Capitalists

The words 'British Steel' were once synonymous with excellence.  Now they stand as a reminder of the futility of having faith in the Capitalist System, even when it hides itself under the name of the Mixed Economy.
In 1988, the Thatcher regime (under the direction of bankers such as SG Warburg) sold the UK Steel Industry to friends of the Conservative Party.  Just as with the rest of the Socialised industries handed to corporate parasites, the 'sale' of British Steel was pushed under the propaganda (lie) that private ownership leads to greater efficiency, lower prices, more value for the customers, increased wages for the workers and generally happier times for everyone with the benefits spreading across the globe as protectionism falls in one country after another, banishing hunger, unemployment and despotism worldwide.  This is no exaggeration of the ridiculous claims of the lackeys of Capitalism.  The reality turned out to be somewhat different.
The main victims of the brutal butchery of de-Socialisation were of course the people.  We lost our assets, which were sold for a total of £50 billion, which was misused (stolen) by government to benefit their Capitalist owners, not the people.  But what of the industries themselves?  The following assets of the people were sold for peanuts to organisations which had influence over the fraudulent democracy of the UK:

British Petroleum October 1979
British Aerospace February 1981
Cable & Wireless October 1981
Amersham International February 1982
National Freight Corporation February 1982
Britoil November 1982
Associated British Ports February 1983
Enterprise Oil July 1984
Jaguar August 1984
British Telecommunications December 1984
British Shipbuilders 1985 onwards
British Gas December 1986
British Airways February 1987
Rolls-Royce May 1987
BAA July 1987
British Steel December 1988
Water December 1989
Electricity 1990

The British Transport Docks Board was sold as Associated British Ports, which was gobbled up by the bankers of Goldman Sachs, literally transferring part of the infrastructure of the country into the hands of banking thieves.

British Gas was sold with the propaganda that prices would fall and people would have more choice and better services.  Prices have rocketed and the competition which was promised proved illusory as the same gas comes through the same pipes with different middle men taking their cut from the money extorted from the people.

Electricity was sold off cheaply, with foreign companies taking charge of the vital resources of the country.  The building of dangerous and inefficient nuclear power stations which have been proved to cause cancer among the people forced to live close to them - Working Class people who cannot afford to move away from them - has been a part of the reason for the sacrifice of British Steel, as the corrupt Cameron government has helped to break our steel industry in return for Chinese investment in nuclear power.  (China dumps cheap steel worldwide and protectionist measures which could have saved British Steel have been vetoed in the EU by the UK government).  Like Gas, the cost of Electricity has sky rocketed, creating financial misery for the poorest of our people.

British Telecom was sold as the first part of the de-socialisation of the Post Office.  The cost of telephone calls is now so outrageous that house phones are seldom used.  Public phone boxes which were available to use for 5 pence calls, now the minimum charge is 60 pence, and phone boxes are disappearing across the country.  BT is also a rip off when it comes to Broadband.  BT makes a fortune from screwing the people who used to own it.

The sale of Water was perhaps the most immoral of all the asset stripping gifts to the capitalist chums of the Ruling Class.  Water is not something which should be viewed as a money-making industry, but a matter of sanitation, of health, of life itself.  The introduction of Water Meters is forcing poorer people to bathe less frequently, flush their toilets less frequently and wash clothes or use water for household cleaning less frequently.  This is causing increases in disease, and the knock on effect of putting further strain on the NHS.  The water companies in England are almost exclusively owned by foreign bankers and finance capitalists.  The quality of water had declined, the number of people employed has declined, the time taken to fix leaks has increased beyond what most of us dared to fear.  The profits from water are obscene.  Access to clean water is a human right.  SWPE would socialise water as a priority and supply it for free.

The UK car industry, like the ship building industry, has collapsed since privatisation.  The sale of British Leyland, Rover, Jaguar and Rolls Royce, left areas like Longbridge as wastelands where once thousands of Working Class people had jobs.  The toff end of the car market has gone to overseas capitalists.  The UK used to make cars for everyone.  The industry was stripped and destroyed, creating mass unemployment and misery for ordinary people, at the same time of redistributing wealth into the hands of the Ruling Class in many countries.

The story is the same for every sector which we once owned.  Prices have gone up, quality has gone down, workers have been thrown on the scrapheap, overseas capitalists and UK collaborators have gained immense wealth as we ordinary people have been robbed blind.

The betrayal of the Steel workers in Port Talbot, Scunthorpe, Teeside etc has shown the government for what it is - the servant of Global Capitalism.  Eton tax dodger and pig raper, David Cameron, blocked plans by the EU to impose a 66% tariff on cheap steel imported from China.  The tariff would have saved our Steel industry.  Cameron traded the Steel industry for a promise by China to build a new Nuclear power station at Hinkley Point - never minding the danger to health associated with nuclear energy, nor the 40,000 jobs put at risk to tempt the Chinese to build the power station (which is not even guaranteed in any case).

The Capitalist system only benefits the robber barons at the top.  Tariffs to protect the jobs of the people are not enough.  We need to abandon Capitalism and Socialise the entire country.  We have a collectivised army, police force, NHS.  Only an idiot would think of handing health, defence and law and order to private profiteers, but this is what has been done with our vital infrastructure.  Coal, Steel, Manufacturing, Utilities, Transport - all have gone into private hands.  We even have private motorways to fleece drivers who are already paying heavy taxation in fuel taxes and road tax for a network which is unfit to drive on.
SWPE would end private ownership of all businesses except single owner/worker entities.  We would make all businesses into Workers' Cooperatives, with decisions being decided upon by the Workers themselves, other than wages and prices which would be fixed by the State.  Only a fully Socialised and fully Socialist economy can protect the rights, livelihoods and living standards of the people from greedy corporate globalist parasitism.  Nothing less will do,