Deborah Lavin

From David Morgan, Secretary of the Socialist History Society:

It is with deep sadness that I have to inform everyone of the death of our comrade and friend, Deborah Lavin, a very active member, a serious historian and excellent speaker, who organised some excellent lecture series in recent years at Conway Hall.

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Socialist bookshop calls for solidarity following Nazi attack

Bookmarks bookshop in Bloomsbury, central London, has called on
supporters to attend a solidarity event following an attack by far
right thugs.
Twelve men invaded the shop last Saturday, destroying displays,
wrecking books and chanting Alt-right slogans. One was wearing a
Donald Trump mask.
Since the attack Bookmarks the socialist bookshop has received
messages of support from leading figures in the trade union and labour
movements and thousands of activists from around the world. Read on ...

THE STRUGGLE FOR GENUINE DEMOCRACY IN ARMENIA

By Khatchatur I. Pilikian

What is happening in Armenia is essentially the conflict between Representative Democracy and Direct Democracy. Representative Democracy is, as always, masterfully manipulated especially by Capitalism to camouflage Democracy, sometimes to the extreme — dragging it to cover-up mafia oligarchy – as in Armenia, now a ‘free, democratic’ Third Republic… Long last, Direct Democracy of the vast majority of the population of Armenia is trying to change the situation to acquire genuine democracy, hoping to scrap mafia infested capitalism of the republic. Read on ...