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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 – demos break out

Demos throughout London on Friday and Saturday

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 topped 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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Voting Labour’s a tough call for Scots, but one we need to make

The public in Scotland has not really had a chance to consider the GE2017 proposals put forward by Corbyn and May – because Scottish Labour and Tories never get beyond telling people: “WE are the only party that can stop a new […]

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Get ready to defend a Corbyn government from state attack

If Labour wins next week’s general election, a Jeremy Corbyn government would come under immediate assault from the political establishment, the secret state and the financial markets to name just a few enemies of the people. We need to […]

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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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