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Brexit crisis a chance to turn the tables on the Tories

July 14th, 2017

If talk of the “constitution” leaves you cold, think again because the political crisis blowing up around Brexit can be made into an opportunity for citizens to shape the future in their own interests.

The UK constitution – like any […]

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Russian Revolution: A huge leap into the unknown

July 11th, 2017

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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A better democracy – create anew

July 9th, 2017

Imagine tomorrow you were to be born again into the world, a world you can control but you cannot control what characteristics you’ll be born with. You don’t know whether you will be a man or a woman, black […]

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Inequality will persist without redistribution

July 9th, 2017

Luck determines the winners and losers of society, not merit or hard work. Those that start out with more get more, and those that start with little often fall through the gaps.

Inequality is not only caused by the human […]

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Six reasons to demand a fresh general election right now

July 3rd, 2017

The Tories are playing for time, desperately trying to reorganise themselves after their harrowing election campaign.

That’s a good reason why we should step up the campaign for a fresh election and complete the unfinished business of June 8 by […]

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Tories out demo in London

July 2nd, 2017

Photos by Peter Arkell and RDM supporters at the Tories out demo in London on July 1

A great atmosphere – everyone enjoying the prospect of kicking the Tories out.

Sign the petition: Demand a fresh election now

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Bankers in panic mode as new crash brewing

June 29th, 2017

Another financial crisis is not likely in our “lifetime”, says US Federal Bank chair Janet Yellen.

Pick me up off the floor someone!

Yellen’s somewhat delusional assurances are meant […]

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Getting beyond capitalism’s grip on the commons

June 27th, 2017

Since the 1970s, global agencies, mostly set up to restore the economy in the wake of the World War Two, together with corporate lobby groups have promoted the neo-liberal […]

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Croydon Assembly joins campaign to remove the Tories

June 26th, 2017

How to shorten the life of the minority Tory government and force another election? That was the question before the Croydon Assembly, which was meeting to discuss the outcome of the June 8 […]

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Sargent’s watercolours – before the storm

June 22nd, 2017

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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The system crashed – reboot with real democracy

June 18th, 2017

The aftermath of the fire at Grenfell Tower has shown that the state is no longer fit for purpose. It cannot help its citizens. It can only help the elite – and itself.

Where is Kensington & Chelsea council? Where […]

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Grenfell Tower – photogallery

June 17th, 2017

Demos throughout London the weekend after Grenfell Tower fire

Photos: Peter Arkell

#GrenfellTower – act against system failure

Remake democracy to end Toryism

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