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The Revisionist website

January 18th, 2018|real democracy|0 Comments

Therevisionist.org.uk by Lilian Pizzichini

I am the editor of a new website that I hope will pick up the books and ideas that fall off the pages of mainstream media. […]

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A democratic revolution can unite for and against Brexit voters

Is the alternative to Brexit simply the UK remaining a member state of the European Union? Or is there a case for a more imaginative and democratic option that could appeal to both leavers and remainers?

It’s worth asking these […]

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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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Making a mark in Deal

December 8th, 2017|real democracy|1 Comment

Deal, in Kent’s far east, has managed to preserve its largely isolated and unspoilt nature. It remains a working fishing town with a picturesque old quarter, barracks and a forbidding Tudor castle, all strung along a shingle beach.

Like other […]

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Achieving Catalonia’s right to self-determination

Catalan political leaders and activists remain locked up in jail in Madrid, awaiting trial on sedition, rebellion and misuse of funds.

Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia, is in Belgium fighting extradition. Catalonia’s Parliament remains closed and the region’s ministries […]

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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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In Tory Britain, the only certainty is uncertainty itself

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

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

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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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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From Russia with love

October 11th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

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|real democracy|4 Comments

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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