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After Manchester give Corbyn a chance

Last night’s bombing in Manchester was on a soft target – young teenagers enjoying the music of pop idol Ariana. The survivors and their parents will never forget the scenes of horror at Britain’s worst terror attack since 2005.

Whoever […]

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New democratic constitution key to Corbyn’s plans

Jeremy Corbyn: for the many not the fewYou couldn’t argue with most of Labour’s manifesto drafted by Jeremy Corbyn and his team.

Abolition of tuition fees, extra resources for schools and the […]

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Backlash against Corbyn victory warning

“The money is there – we need it,” – that was the uncompromising message from Ted Knight, chair of the Croydon Assembly.

“Let the 6th richest pay the price. Let the Sunday Times Rich List open up their bank accounts.”

Knight […]

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Voting cypher v. Real Democracy

May 15th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

The reason we obsess about where to place our vote is a symbol of our disempowerment not our power. I’ve been following/commenting in a LONG thread with Facebook friends and contacts about how to vote in Scotland – SNP, […]

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Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro

May 14th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

This is the story of three murdered men, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. Their lives are reflected on by James Baldwin, a close friend to each. It is also the story of America. […]

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Southend launch for Democracy Unchained

Grassroots organisations came together in Southend to  celebrate diversity and exercise practical democracy last weekend.

The town’s magnificently ramshackle pub, the Railway Hotel, is perhaps best known as an occasional watering hole for punk singer-actor Wilko Johnson, whose face graces the […]

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Real Democracy as an ideal whose time has come

real democracy: your democracy going... going... gone?A critique of the system of representative democracy that has dominated the major capitalist economies and states over the last 150 years is not difficult […]

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When Trump calls “fake news”, remember who his friends are

Penny Cole, a member of the National Union of Journalists Glasgow Branch, marks May 3, World Press Freedom day

Three of Trump’s global friends have their own solution to “fake news” – […]

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Alt-facts, fake news and all that jazz!

May 5th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

When I was ten years old a helicopter crashed in a field next to my house.  I was playing in the field at the time with two friends.  We were eye witnesses to the crash and were understandably eager […]

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Election 2017: Let’s campaign for REAL democracy and back Corbyn

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The June 8 General Election is aimed at giving the Tories an absolute grip on power as they struggle with the dramatic economic, political and […]

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May Day message from Afghanistan

We celebrate May Day at a time when capitalists and big powers are intensifying attacks on the gains and rights of the workers, youths, women and migrants around the world. It is the nature of the inhuman capitalist system, in […]

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Beyond “Yes” lies the land of “Aye But…”

April 27th, 2017|real democracy, Scotland|0 Comments

I must say at the outset that I support Scottish independence. I will continue to campaign for it. However, as the indyref2 campaign continues its ‘phoney war’ phase, I would like […]

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