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Union leaders must turn words into deeds

September 20th, 2017

The pay claim of 3.9% + £800, made by an alliance of unions for the 1 million NHS staff, adds another intractable problem to the chaotic government of Theresa May, but it also puts the leaders of the trade […]

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

September 20th, 2017

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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Planning for a Corbyn government

September 6th, 2017

The prospect of a Jeremy Corbyn-led government grows closer as Theresa May’s divided government staggers from pillar to post in the wake of the abysmal failure of her pathetic “strong and […]

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Nemesis: Neoliberalism & Sustainable Development

September 3rd, 2017

Back in the 1980’s, just about anything went. A lot disappeared. But one particular phrase emerged that stuck – sort of. It was called sustainable development. Even Margaret Thatcher thought it was pretty cool. But there […]

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One hundred days that shook Bavaria

September 3rd, 2017

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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States abandon people to climate-driven destruction

August 29th, 2017

The flooding in South Texas, Louisiana and beyond is an expression of the crisis of global and national governance that has abandoned people to the impacts of climate change.

The world has watched astonished as the authorities in Houston, one […]

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Time to dump Trump

August 16th, 2017

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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“..it will take regime change…”

August 11th, 2017

 

 

 

Introductory considerations

As the world’s temperature rises, and wildfires burn across southern Europe, the western United States of America and […]

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The art of the fake

August 2nd, 2017

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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A lesson from Greece: in government but not in power : book review

August 2nd, 2017

Syriza in Power

Support for Syriza, the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left, has melted away. Despite its programme of support for the worst hit […]

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The case for a democratic revolution

August 1st, 2017

1  The present political and economic system prioritises and serves powerful corporate and financial interests and not those of the majority.

2  Therefore the system cannot be regarded as democratic in a meaningful way, as is claimed by the ruling […]

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Theses – towards a Real Democracy Movement

July 31st, 2017

  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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