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After Manchester give Corbyn a chance

May 23rd, 2017

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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Review: How Varoufakis’ dream turned into a nightmare

May 19th, 2017

Yanis Varoufakis: Adults in the Room, My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment

Yanis Varoufakis lost his 2015 battle with what he calls “Europe’s deep establishment”. Now he’s working […]

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New democratic constitution key to Corbyn’s plans

May 18th, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn: for the many not the fewYou couldn’t argue with most of Labour’s manifesto drafted by Jeremy Corbyn and his team.

Abolition of tuition fees, extra resources for schools and the […]

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PM Theresa May is married to capital – literally

May 16th, 2017

PM Theresa May is married to capital – literally. Her husband Philip is a ‘relationships manager’ working for Capital Group, a global financial services company.

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Backlash against Corbyn victory warning

May 16th, 2017

“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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Voting cypher v. Real Democracy

May 15th, 2017

The reason we obsess about where to place our vote is a symbol of our disempowerment not our power. I’ve been following/commenting in a LONG thread with Facebook friends and contacts about how to vote in Scotland – SNP, […]

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Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro

May 14th, 2017

This is the story of three murdered men, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. Their lives are reflected on by James Baldwin, a close friend to each. It is also the story of America. […]

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Southend launch for Democracy Unchained

May 9th, 2017

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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Real Democracy as an ideal whose time has come

May 9th, 2017

real democracy: your democracy going... going... gone?A critique of the system of representative democracy that has dominated the major capitalist economies and states over the last 150 years is not difficult […]

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When Trump calls “fake news”, remember who his friends are

May 5th, 2017

Penny Cole, a member of the National Union of Journalists Glasgow Branch, marks May 3, World Press Freedom day

Three of Trump’s global friends have their own solution to “fake news” – […]

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Alt-facts, fake news and all that jazz!

May 5th, 2017

When I was ten years old a helicopter crashed in a field next to my house.  I was playing in the field at the time with two friends.  We were eye witnesses to the crash and were understandably eager […]

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German expressionism’s night at the embassy

May 3rd, 2017

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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