Labour Affairs – April 2018 updates

Rush To Judgement.  April 2018 Editorial: Theresa May pointed the finger of guilt directly at the Russian government.

Plus News from France (Froggy), Notes on the News, and Parliamentary Notes for December 2017, and February 2018.

Also everything for March and April 2017:

April 2017: Editorial: The PLP: Labour’s Timid Tendency; Parliament And World War One; Froggy; Labour’s Industrial Strategy; Worker Representation in Companies; Notes on the News; Theresa May’s letter to Donald Tusk; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Poems: Nimby; A Steppe Too Far.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 276 – April 2017

March 2017: Editorial: Testing Times For Corbyn And Labour; Jewish Socialist Group on Gerald Kaufman; Parliament And World War One – entry of the USA; FroggyCitrine and Bevin Part 2; Notes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (No 9); Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Poems: Conditioning, Outlaw.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 275 – March 2017

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April 3rd update – antisemitism in history

Problems 29: Jews as ‘Collateral Damage’ in the Fall of the British Empire. Part One: Britain’s Exterminating Sea Empire

No proper understanding of either Zionism or anti-Semitism is possible if you think of these as unique beliefs arising for baffling reasons.  It is wrong to suppose that either are due to some Jewish uniqueness.  To me, it has always seemed obvious that these were typical instances of global human behaviour.  Desires that often run into foolishness, wickedness and ‘ethnic cleansing’.

Racism isn’t necessarily anti-Jewish, and nor is Fascism.  The roots lie in the wrong turning that the expanding British Empire took in the early 19th century.  For while Racism is an older sentiment that Universalism, the remarkable growth of White Racism in the 19th century was led and encouraged by the British Empire.

In the 1920s and 1930s, all Jews including Zionists were caught up in a disaster caused by the decline of the British Empire.  Caused also by the USA’s irresponsible detachment and Hitler’s foolish haste in undermining British hegemony in Europe.

Also available as a PDF, Problems 29 – Genocide in the British Empire

Labour Affairs – March 2018 updates

March 2018: Editorial: Labour’s Poisoned Chalice.  Problems for both parties with Brexit.

March 2017: Editorial: Testing Times For Corbyn And Labour; Jewish Socialist Group on Gerald Kaufman; Parliament And World War One – entry of the USA; FroggyCitrine and Bevin Part 2; Notes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (No 9); Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Poems: Conditioning, Outlaw.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 275 – March 2017

Nerve Gas attack on Sergei Skripal

Did Russia do the Nerve Gas Assassination?

  • A botched attack on an unimportant paid traitor of Russian origin is called a planned aggression by Putin.
  • Russia’s demand that Britain follow the standard and agreed rules for accusations about illegal use of nerve gas is treated as proof of guilt.
  • A demand for hard evidence and a reminder of the massive lying over the Iraq war is treated as weakness or treason by most of the British press.
  • It’s not that hard to make nerve gas.  A small Japanese sect attacked other Japanese in 1995, killing several.

Labour Affairs – February 2018 updates

Latest update.  February Editorial: What A Carry On, Carillion.  Plus November’s News from France (Froggy;),  Notes on the News, and Parliamentary Notes.

Plus everything for February 2016: Editorial: May’s Fantasy Brexit; Parliament and WW1 – Russia’s February Revolution; FroggyCharities and Organiser Salaries; Citrine and Bevin Part 1; Notes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (8); Parliamentary Notes: NHS; Listening to Italy; Poems: Immunisation, When We Think Of Victory.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs – 274 February 2017

Update to Problems Magazine

Problems 32: The October Revolution, 100 Years On

  • A World Without Bolsheviks? by Gwydion M Williams
    • What would our world be like if the Bolsheviks had not taken power?
  • The Russian Revolution, by Brendan Clifford
    • The Tsarist state had broken down.  A landlord restoration was being prepared regardless of what Lenin had done.
  • The Bolsheviks and Orthodox Christianity by Peter Brooke
    • How the Bolsheviks tried variously to suppress, discourage or incorporate Russia’s traditional religion

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Image result for "muons"Problems 28: Asocialism: Part One; The Muon and the Green Great Dragon.

  • Why Muons were real, even when no one had believed they should exist. Or could explain why they did exist.
  • Why atoms are not really ‘a hole in a hole’.
  • Why any native English speaker would know that a ‘green great dragon’ was bad English, but would be unlikely to know why.
  • How the question ‘why’ is very different for human matters and for the physical universe.
  • How religions came in waves of ideas, and gave us ways to organise our thinking that had not existed before.
  • How religions show their human origin, by always supposing that it was a universe made as a dwelling for humans and similar creatures

Also available as a PDF, Problems 28 – The Muon and the Green Great Dragon

December 2017 update

Latest update.  December Editorial, plus October’s Newsnotes, Parliamentary Notes and News from France for October.

Plus everything for December 2016: Editorial: Corbyn: Could Do Better; Making worker representation on company boards a reality; Parliament And World War One – Abdication of the Czar of Russia; UK manufacturing declining; Richmond Park by-election;  Notes on the News; Froggy; Antisemitism in the UK; Free Speech On Israel; Debased Globalisation; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (No 7); Parliamentary Notes: the National Health Service; Listening to Italy; Don’t Cryogenic Me (poem).  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 273 – December 2016