The King David Hotel Bombing 22 July 1946

Posted in Anti-Zionism, Palestine, zionism with tags , , , , , , , on July 22, 2018 by The Plough & The Stars


On this day, 22 July, 1946, Menachem Begin’s Zionist Irgun terrorists placed a bomb in the British Mandate administrative Head Quarters in at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. The Zionist terror gang’s bomb exploded without warning killing 91 people of various nationalities and seriously injuring 46. The Irgun Zionist terror gang cited a raid by the British Mandate officials on Zionist offices in June, in which documents were seized, as the ‘rationale’ for the King David Hotel carnage.

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Menachem Begin, who founded the ultra Right Wing Likud party and would later become the Prime Minister of the Apartheid state of Israel, was intrinsically involved in the planning and commission of the Irgun atrocity at the King David Hotel.



So You Think You Know Me? by Allan Weaver

Posted in Alex McGuigan, Police brutality, Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2018 by The Plough & The Stars


Alan Weaver’s account of growing up in a working class estate will resonate with many and fascinate others. This book is neither a rags to riches nor Damascene conversion, it is the sometimes two steps forward, three steps back, progress that many of us have experienced in life. Weaver’s account of violence, prisons and personal trauma is not glamorised nor is it underplayed. Set in the West of Scotland, it is refreshingly free of the false consciousness of Tartanry or Kailyard themes, and readers will recognise familiar universal aspects of proletarian life.

Criminology departments and other branches of academia will undoubtedly utilise ‘So You Think You Know Me?’ There is personal redemption to be found in this account of alienation and brutalisation experienced by so many within our inegalitarian society. There is much dark humour in the recounting of Alan and his pals’ capers leading to their entry into the tender mercies of the classist criminal justice system.

So You Think You Know Me? has received consistent five star ratings on Amazon and it is available from most booksellers. Alan Weaver’s first book should definitely not be his last!

Racist Abuse and Violence at Tommy Robinson London Rally

Posted in Anti Fascism, fascism, Islamophobia, Racism, Trump with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2018 by The Plough & The Stars

Today’s Alt-Right rally in London in support of ‘Tommy Robinson’ (Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) and Trump’s UK visit, was a veritable carnival of reaction. The racist, misogynist abuse of a Female journalist was only one example of the sickening hate crimes and violent incidents sparked by the march in support of the jailed former EDL leader. A Female bus driver who was wearing a headscarf was racially abused and her vehicle surrounded by an angry mob of Tommy Robinson supporters in Trafalgar Square. Steve Hedley, the RMT Union leader, was badly injured, as the Ultra-Right Wing marchers launched violent attacks on civilians and the police.

Tommy Robinson supporter and owner of the Bank Restaurant, Bill Eve, subjected a Female journalist to a tirade of Racist and Misogynist abuse during today’s rally in support of the former EDL supremo. We tried unsuccessfully to contact Mr Eve to establish if Female, Asian and Muslim customers are welcomed in his licensed premises and if they would be treated to racist and misogynist abuse similar to what he subjected M/s  to. However, we did discover that Mr Eve’s restaurant is listed on TripAdvisor, as we were anxious to establish if there were Jim Crow type seating and restroom arrangements, given his extreme supremacist views.

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Steve Hedley, RMT Union boss, was injured

Trade Union leader Steve Hedley attacked by Tommy Robinson Fascists

Asian Bus driver with head scarf surrounded by Tommy Robinson supporters

Tommy Robinson Supporters’ violence

Asian Bus driver with head scarf subjected to Racist abuse by Tommy Robinson supporters

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Bill Eve, a supporter of EDL founder Tommy Robinson

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EDL members

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Tommy Robinson with the EDL

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Tommy Robinson Supporters’ violence

Edel ‘Lola’ Carroll – Anti-Fascist Fighter

Posted in Alex McGuigan, Anarchism, Anti Fascism, Fallen Comrades, fascism, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2018 by The Plough & The Stars

It was with great shock and sadness we learned of the death today of lifelong Anti-Fascist and Irish Republican activist, Edel ‘Lola’ Carroll.  Lola was subjected to constant threats of violence, often on a daily basis, by the dregs of the British Far Right and in the past had been seriously assaulted by Fascist thugs.  However, she remained fearlessly undeterred and relentlessly campaigned against racism, imperialism and the forces of reaction.  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Lola’s family, friends and comrades.

A crowdfunding page has been set up by close friends and comrades of Lola to try to give this lifelong Socialist activist a fitting send off.  Donations can be made via this LINK

I measc Laochra na Fhrith-Faisisteach go raibh a anam dílis.

Beidh ár lá linn! 



Dr Michael Parenti – US Human Rights Violations & Political Prisoners

Posted in Human Rights, Imperialism, Michael Parenti, Political prisoners, USA with tags , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2018 by The Plough & The Stars

Source: ‘Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary’

See: The PRC’s Report On The Human Rights Record of the United States


Michael Parenti – Globalization The New Imperialism

Posted in Alex McGuigan, Class Solidarity, Hezbollah, Historical Materialism, History, Ho Chi Min, Human Rights, Imperialism, International socialism, Irish Republican Socialism, Michael Parenti, Socialism, Solidarity, Syria with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2018 by The Plough & The Stars

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“Islamophobic Terrorism” by 2 Max Report

Posted in Anti Fascism, fascism, Islamophobia, Racism, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2018 by The Plough & The Stars

Source: 2 Max Report

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Read ‘Islamophobic Terrorism’ by 2 Max Report:  Here!

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