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‘Govanhell’: Austerity, hostile environments and feeding the far right

August 8th, 2018|real democracy|0 Comments



The Govanhill International Festival and Carnival.

If ever one wanted an object lesson in how austerity can create the conditions for the growth of the far right, one should look no further than […]

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The politics of seeing – the haunting work of Dorothea Lange

In the age of Instagram we are all photographers. And the way we see the world has been transformed by other photographers past and present.

Dorothea Lange must be counted amongst those who expanded our understanding of how economic and […]

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No “hostile environment” in Glasgow

August 3rd, 2018|real democracy|0 Comments

Suddenly, and in the face of big community opposition, an attempt is being made to make Glasgow a hostile environment for migrants.

First, it was exposed that SERCO was planning to put 330 migrants and their families out on the […]

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Tories ignore global heatwave and give backing for fracking

No to frackingIn the midst of the global heatwave, energy minister Claire Perry’s approval of the first UK fracking licence under its […]

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Brexit crisis: beware threat of a national government

A deepening, unpredictable political and constitutional crisis sparked by Brexit could have far-reaching consequences before the year is out.

Some commentators have suggested that it is the biggest political challenge facing the ruling elites since the General Strike of 1926 […]

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Making the ideal real

The challenge of understanding today’s complex and contradictory social world was at the heart of “Deconstructing Neoliberal Hegemony”, a two-day international symposium, organised by the International Friends of Ilyenkov.

The work of the IFI has taken on a heightened significance […]

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First steps taken in scenario-planning to defend a Corbyn government

As the Tory government staggers from pillar to post, split many ways over Brexit, the prospect of a Jeremy Corbyn-led government becomes more real by the day. That’s why making preparations now for the attacks it would inevitably face […]

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NHS needs a strong dose of democracy for its 70th birthday

The National Health Service remains the greatest achievement in the ongoing struggle for social justice in Britain and the best way to mark its 70th birthday is to move forward into a new era of democratic control and accountability.

Inspired […]

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Trade unions at the crossroads as TUC marks 150th birthday

In June 1868, trade unions in Britain came together to launch a combined organisation. As the TUC  — Trades Union Congress — celebrates its 150th birthday, the movement faces, arguably, its biggest battle for survival. Peter Arkell reports.

Membership of […]

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Everything you wanted to know about neoliberalism but were afraid to ask

A profound crisis is threatening humanity. Democratic politics is being driven out by authoritarian populism in country after country. The planet’s fragile ecosystem is under unprecedented assault as a result of profit-seeking overproduction. International conflict looms more threateningly than […]

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A one-state policy is route to peaceful solution for Palestinians and Israelis

The RDM and its supporters condemn the criminal actions of the Israeli government with regards to the violent, unprovoked response to peaceful Palestinian protesters taking part in the Great March of Return on the Gaza/Israel border.

We also condemn the […]

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Israel, the Nakba And neoliberalism

May 2nd, 2018|real democracy|0 Comments

‘On May 14, 1948, on the day in which the British Mandate over Palestine expired, the Jewish People’s Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum, and approved the following proclamation, declaring the establishment of the State of […]

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