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Russian Revolution: A huge leap into the unknown

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|real democracy|0 Comments

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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Six reasons to demand a fresh general election right now

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

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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The system crashed – reboot with real democracy

June 18th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

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

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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#GrenfellTower – act against system failure

The anger mixed with compassion over the Grenfell Tower fire is threatening to turn into a conflagration of its own as the estimated number of dead soars.

The wave of support by local communities is in sharp contrast to the […]

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Remake democracy to end Toryism

The unpredictable political and constitutional crisis sweeping the UK is a sure sign that we have to remake our democracy from top to bottom. Building on the social movement that all but toppled the Tories on June 8 can […]

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Arturo Ui is everywhere – thanks to Trump

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt BrechtReview: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Friday 9th June 2017

On the night of this […]

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Galileo for the Corbyn-voting generation

June 10th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

The text of Bertolt Brecht’s play Life of Galileo was started in November 1938 only a couple of months after Neville Chamberlain and Lord Halifax had appeased Hitler and signed the Munich Agreement, […]

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Brexit can wait. Democracy can’t. Demand new election now!

The popular social movement that swept Jeremy Corbyn to within touching distance of Downing Street should be sustained until the illegitimate, Tory-DUP government is removed from office and another election held.

Theresa May has no mandate to rule, having lost […]

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Stop May’s plan for rule by decree by voting Corbyn

Tomorrow we face a crisis election

The Tories want a massive majority to impose a Brexit fashioned to suit the corporations and the financial markets – a low wage, flexible labour force to compete with India, China and Pacific Rim […]

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