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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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Planning for a Corbyn government

September 6th, 2017|Corbyn, election, real democracy|3 Comments

The prospect of a Jeremy Corbyn-led government grows closer as Theresa May’s divided government staggers from pillar to post in the wake of the abysmal failure of her pathetic “strong and […]

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Nemesis: Neoliberalism & Sustainable Development

September 3rd, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

Back in the 1980’s, just about anything went. A lot disappeared. But one particular phrase emerged that stuck – sort of. It was called sustainable development. Even Margaret Thatcher thought it was pretty cool. But there […]

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States abandon people to climate-driven destruction

August 29th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

The flooding in South Texas, Louisiana and beyond is an expression of the crisis of global and national governance that has abandoned people to the impacts of climate change.

The world has watched astonished as the authorities in Houston, one […]

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Time to dump Trump

Trump’s comments about the conflict in Charlottesville at yesterday’s news conference – if it can be called that – have sent shock waves around the United States.

Veteran presenters on CBS television said they had “never seen a news conference […]

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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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