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How short-term production and profit is wrecking our food system

March 15th, 2018|real democracy|0 Comments

Billions of people around the world are drinking water contaminated with plastic. According to samples analysed by scientists, the US has the highest rate of contamination – […]

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How to derail neoliberalism – and replace it

Is neoliberalism – whereby the state promotes and facilitates the supremacy of the market in every area of society alongside tariff-free global trade – finally coming off the rails after an almost 40-year run?

Paradoxically, the most serious attack on […]

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Make Brexit about real democracy

February 26th, 2018|real democracy|0 Comments

Whatever the Tory-DUP government manages to deliver as a result of leaving the European Union, it will not give people any control or tackle rising poverty, inequality and homelessness.

And nobody has explained how staying in the EU would achieve […]

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Why We Need a ‘Fair Tax’- Fighting Neoliberalism in City Councils

Critical CitiesOver the last few weeks, momentum has been building to take action on the UK Government’s Private Finance Initiative contracts.

The pillars of an abusive governance regime are crumbling all around […]

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After Carillion, what is the private sector for? Good question!

The collapse of Carillion, which made its money by sucking resources out of the public sector, begs the question: What use to society is the private sector of capitalism, when all is said […]

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The Revisionist website

January 18th, 2018|real democracy|0 Comments 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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