Sunday, October 10, 2021

Friday, October 08, 2021

Thursday, October 07, 2021


Chanie Rosenberg obituary - Trotskyist Socialist Workers party.

Chanie Rosenberg at the anti-capitalist protests at the IMF and World Bank summit in Prague in 2000
Chanie Rosenberg at the anti-capitalist protests at the IMF and World Bank summit in Prague in 2000
Talat Ahmed

My friend Chanie Rosenberg, who has died aged 99, was a remarkable and inspiring revolutionary socialist, active in Britain for more than seven decades after arriving in 1947 with her partner, Tony Cliff. She was one of the last surviving members of the Revolutionary Communist party (1944-49), and then in 1950 helped found and build what became the Socialist Workers party.

Chanie was born to a middle-class Lithuanian Jewish family in Cape Town, South Africa (one relative was the poet and artist Isaac Rosenberg). The anti-black racism disgusted her as did antisemitism amid the rise of fascism in Europe.

Initially drawn to leftwing Zionism as an antidote, she studied Hebrew at Cape Town University, following schooling at the Good Hope Seminary, and in 1944 moved to Palestine to live on a kibbutz, where she witnessed anti-Arab racism.

Chanie defied rightwing stereotypes of Marxists as dour and humourless. She worked as a maths teacher, in primary schools in Islington and Hackney, and then for 12 years at the John Howard school (now Clapton girls’ academy), and was secretary of Hackney National Union of Teachers. As the principal breadwinner, Chanie combined family life, trade union activity, writing, art, sculpture, music, swimming and political activism, with a verve few could match.
In Palestine she met and in 1945 married Ygael Gluckstein, a Palestinian Jewish Trotskyist, better known under his pseudonym Tony Cliff. She joined the tiny Trotskyist movement herself and, after the couple moved to London, was a courageous and determined activist in the Socialist Review Group (where her brother Michael Kidron also played a leading role), later the SWP.

She remained politically active her entire life, from the Aldermaston marches against the bomb in the 1950s to the Stop the War coalition in the 2000s; from confronting Oswald Mosley’s fascists in Ridley Road market in the 40s to the mass Anti-Nazi League protests against the National Front in the 70s.

I remember travelling to Burnley with Chanie (aged 80) in 2002 for an ANL protest against the BNP. While some of us were anxious, she was utterly fearless. Tear gas, water cannon, fascists and riot police posed no obstacle for the indefatigable Chanie, who travelled to Prague in 2000 and Genoa in 2001 as part of the huge anti-capitalist mobilisations.

Throughout she was cheerful, warm and supremely optimistic about struggles for a better society.

Tony died in 2000. Chanie is survived by her four children, Elana, Donny, Danny and Anna, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


UUP’s Doug Beattie: Why I wouldn’t have posed with Hutchings

Controversy: Carla Lockhart with Dennis Hutchings and Johnny Mercer
UUP leader Doug Beattie. Credit: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Controversy: Carla Lockhart with Dennis Hutchings and Johnny Mercer

Doug Beattie has said he wouldn’t have posed for photographs with the ex-soldier facing charges related to the fatal shooting of a vulnerable young man in Co Tyrone in 1974.

DUP MP Carla Lockhart, and Tory MP and ex-Army captain Johnny Mercer, were pictured outside Belfast Crown Court with Dennis Hutchings as his trial began for the attempted murder of 27-year-old John Pat Cunningham who had “the mind of a child”.

Saturday, October 02, 2021


Heading to Belfast tomorrow with Dennis - he is dying, and would have been travelling alone. I’ve realised whatever Prime Ministers and Cabinet Ministers say for the crowds, no-one really gives a shit. Read his experiences, and you’ll understand why.

An old soldier, Dennis Hutchings, being prosecuted in Northern Ireland for an incident almost 50 years ago. When he has been found innocent of any wrongdoing, on THREE occasions in the past. All to placate Sinn Fein/IRA.

 COVID, spelled backwards, DIVOC, and has a meaning in the Hebrew language of jewish mythology. It means “POSSESSION BY AN EVIL SPIRIT”.

Possession of a malicious soul and is of Hebrew beginning. Divoc implies in Latin… separate, divide/disturb. partition. tear away/open/separated, destroy/in two.

Friday, October 01, 2021


This latest video from David Icke needs to be given a serious viewing .


 Breaking News ; this 'monster' ,  Gladys Berejiklian , has resigned in NSW, Australia .

With the Draconian 'lockdowns' ongoing in Australia, and with the Police using military equipment down under including firearms, under direct orders from people like this 'communist' extremist. This has to be good news ? 

A pertinent question has to she related to communists like Bela Kun, Karl Marx,  or Leon Trotsky ?

Monday, September 27, 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

 BNP on Remembrance Sunday 2001 - North West members attending the solemn procession and parade.

As promised a while ago. We found an old memory card containing these pics, and many more . On the first pic, the BNP contingent and their wreath on show, are on the far side of the pic/Cenotaph.

Note: Click the pics to enlarge.

  Hitler phones Boris Johnson !  ๐Ÿ˜