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One man’s quest for the truth

November 16th, 2017

This is the story not just about the artefacts of a revolution, but about one man’s dedicated struggle to restore the truth of what happened in the Soviet Union during and after 1917.

David King, who died last year, was […]

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In Tory Britain, the only certainty is uncertainty itself

November 13th, 2017

The break-up of the Tory government is more than just a crisis of a party that lost its majority, with many preferring a genuinely warm person like Jeremy Corbyn instead of a robotic prime minister.

Corbyn promised an end to […]

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Challenging perceptions of Lenin

November 13th, 2017

On the Woodstock Road into Oxford lies one of the most renowned of England’s public schools – St Edward’s (or Teddies).  Its Victorian quadrangle and chapel exude privilege and establishment values.

But here’s a surprise. Celebrating its tenth anniversary – […]

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Defeating corporate forces behind Paradise Papers

November 7th, 2017

The Paradise Papers revelations show that neither a Labour government in the UK, nor any other national government can match up to the […]

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Not really Impressionism – how France’s loss became England’s gain

November 6th, 2017

If only the curators had given Impressionists in London a different name: “How some artists crossed the channel to escape from war-torn Paris with some sculptures and stunning riverscapes by Monet and Derain thrown in at the end”.

If only […]

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In defence of the Russian Revolution

November 4th, 2017

Wars of intervention did not begin with Iraq in 2003. In 1918, shortly after the Russian Revolution armies from 14 countries were sent to support right-wing and monarchist forces fighting to overthrow the Bolsheviks.

The revolutionary government’s withdrawal from World […]

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Why we need a governing legislative framework at the heart of a new written constitution

October 24th, 2017

ConstitutionIn the e-book Democracy Unchained, Chapter 2 charts the rise of a corporatocracy that has re-fashioned the state to serve the needs of powerful corporations and their shareholders – particularly over […]

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The UK’s ‘economic model’: what it is and how to change it

October 16th, 2017

 

With the Tories in increasing disarray and Labour leading in the polls, Jeremy Corbyn hammered home his party’s advantage at the Cooperative Party’s 100th […]

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From Russia with love

October 11th, 2017

The 1917 Russian Revolution was driven by a theory and practice of social change that if developed can help humanity find a way forward today.

Significant political and other legacies, notably cultural, outlive both Stalinism and the restoration of capitalism […]

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Take up McDonnell call for scenario-planning

September 28th, 2017

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell is absolutely right in his call to “start work now” on how to meet potential challenges to a Jeremy Corbyn-led government committed to radical political and economic change. We’re taking up his call.

A Labour government […]

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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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