Shiraz is on the move

January 14, 2018 at 5:38 pm (Uncategorized)

Voltaire’s Priest here, after a brief 7-year lacuna!

Following a few technical difficulties, Shiraz Socialist is now located at this address: https://shirazsocialism.wordpress.com, and Jim at al will be catering for all your blogging needs as never before.

Normal service has been resumed, as it were!

Jim D adds:

Thanks to Voltaire’s Priest, who set up Shiraz Socialist in the first place: I’ve dragged him kicking and screaming to help me out of the mire caused by my own technical incompetence. As regular will have noticed, the old site has been out of action since before Christmas, and the gremlins that prevented me posting there have proved invincible: hence the necessity of setting up this new (“Second Run”) site. Our policies will remain the same: democratic socialism, militant secularism, open to debate from more or less all quarters (barring fascists and insufferable bores), opposition to Stalinism, anti-Semitism (including anti-Semitism on the left) and regressive “leftism”., including reactionary “anti imperialism”

We will continue to denounce the disaster that is Brexit, the affront to human decency that is Trump, and  champion open borders uphold the rights of migrants.

We will continue to take a keen interest in the UK Labour Party the unions – particularly Unite.

Not forgetting our occasional forays into the world of culture and the arts – and my own universally admired taste in music.

We welcome back existing readers and hope to attract some new ones in due course. If you’re interested in contributing, please feel free to get in touch.

About our relationship to the Alliance for Workers Liberty: it’s no secret that I am an AWL supporter (as was Voltaire’s Priest when he set up Shiraz), but it has never been our intention to limit contributors to AWL people, and Shiraz is most definitely not an AWL blog, though we will carry their material from time to time. In fact, it’s not even an explicitly revolutionary blog – serious reformists and others with sensible things to say are always welcome.

5 Comments

  1. John Cunningham said,

    I hail the return of Shiraz and Voltaire (…and Diderot, Rousseau and anyone else who is joining up). Looking forward to a year of passionate debate and discussion and, I hope, at least some enlightenment!

  2. Jimmy glesga said,

    I look forward to being deleted for opposing fascism, Scottish nat si ism and the EU. Also supporting the State of Israel and her Capital Jerusalem.

  3. Stephen Bellamy said,

    I for one have missed the posts from Jim’s mate Jonathan Hoffman. Happy that normal service is to be resumed

  4. Ben said,

    This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. A reappraisal of his pioneering insights and analysis will I hope be part of Shiraz Socialist’s offerings.

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