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Young, gifted and Black – art’s power for the people

Outside the door opening up to the Soul of a Nation exhibition at Tate Modern screens offer vintage news footage of Black leaders Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Angela Davis.

These men and women – […]

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One hundred days that shook Bavaria

The Bavarian revolutions of 1918-1919 – and those in the rest of Germany – were the first to take place in an advanced capitalist country. Inspired by the Russian Revolution, whose centenary is marked this year, they challenged the […]

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Time to dump Trump

Trump’s comments about the conflict in Charlottesville at yesterday’s news conference – if it can be called that – have sent shock waves around the United States.

Veteran presenters on CBS television said they had “never seen a news conference […]

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The art of the fake

The Horse's Arse by Laura GascoigneCurators at London’s Tate Modern may be worrying about the work they want to include in their Modigliani show planned for this November.

On […]

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Theses – towards a Real Democracy Movement

  1. For the first time in history there is a real potential to create a society where everyone’s contribution is valued equally. Advances in digital and communication technology have created conditions for this.
  2. Staying where we are is not […]

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Russian Revolution: A huge leap into the unknown

In the first of a series of articles to mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Corinna Lotz talks to British Library curator, Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia

One hundred years ago this month, stormy demonstrations of workers and soldiers broke out […]

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Sargent’s watercolours – before the storm

June 22nd, 2017|art, Visions|0 Comments

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s display of John Singer Sargent’s watercolours – the first in the UK in nearly a century – provides a tantalising glimpse of this still controversial artist.

Sargent’s unrivalled virtuosity in reflecting the rich back to themselves as […]

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#GrenfellTower – act against system failure

The anger mixed with compassion over the Grenfell Tower fire is threatening to turn into a conflagration of its own as the estimated number of dead soars.

The wave of support by local communities is in sharp contrast to the […]

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After Manchester give Corbyn a chance

Last night’s bombing in Manchester was on a soft target – young teenagers enjoying the music of pop idol Ariana. The survivors and their parents will never forget the scenes of horror at Britain’s worst terror attack since 2005.

Whoever […]

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Backlash against Corbyn victory warning

“The money is there – we need it,” – that was the uncompromising message from Ted Knight, chair of the Croydon Assembly.

“Let the 6th richest pay the price. Let the Sunday Times Rich List open up their bank accounts.”

Knight […]

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Southend launch for Democracy Unchained

Grassroots organisations came together in Southend to  celebrate diversity and exercise practical democracy last weekend.

The town’s magnificently ramshackle pub, the Railway Hotel, is perhaps best known as an occasional watering hole for punk singer-actor Wilko Johnson, whose face graces the […]

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German expressionism’s night at the embassy

May 3rd, 2017|art, Reviews, Visions|0 Comments

For the countless artists who enter open submissions, Samuel Beckett’s Worstword Ho may spring to mind: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

But for Frances Aviva Blane there was a kind of serendipity when her painting […]

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