capitalism

Carillion collapse spells system failure

The collapse of Carillion and the threat to thousands of jobs worldwide is not just an indictment of the infamous public-private partnership model beloved of UK governments for the last 30 years. It […]

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How the 1% protect their wealth at our expense

Early in 2016 it was the Panama Papers, then, late […]

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Bitcoin fever could spark new crash

 

 

 

 

 

In less than a year the price of a Bitcoin has soared from less than $1,000 to $17,000 (almost $20,000 at one point). […]

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Hammond reboots austerity at our expense

November 23rd, 2017|Brexit, capitalism, Corbyn, Economy|0 Comments

Things are going to get harder, and harder and harder.

So said Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal […]

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One man’s quest for the truth

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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Defeating corporate forces behind Paradise Papers

November 7th, 2017|capitalism, Corbyn, finance|1 Comment

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

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

 

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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Union leaders must turn words into deeds

September 20th, 2017|capitalism, Corbyn, nhs, trade unions|0 Comments

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

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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“..it will take regime change…”

 

 

 

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

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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