system failure

Mapping out the road from Wigan Pier

Wigan PierWigan – the name is full of resonance. Little did we know that our meeting place, Sunshine House, was close to the old tripe shop where writer George Orwell penned […]

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Even Dr Who…

Introduction to Getting to Grips with Neoliberalism Teach/Learn-in – Wigan 24 November  2018

We are here to reach a deeper understanding of what neoliberalism, how it is changing. What do we want to do?

* learn from each other as well as […]

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Oceania celebrating

That we’ve broken their statues
That we’ve driven them out of their temples
doesn’t mean at all that the gods are dead.

Ionia, CP Cavafy

Oceania at London’s Royal Academy has opened at a time when efforts by indigenous, native and first peoples to […]

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Fracking is the failure of democracy – so say today’s Suffragettes

Several hundred women from around the country took up the call of the Women of Lancashire to demonstrate in Parliament Square on Wednesday.

Dressed in white costumes with suffragette sashes, they raised their voices demanding an end to fracking.

Meanwhile, inside […]

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A decade after the crash, a fairer, kinder capitalism is simply delusional

Ten years ago, the world economy ground to a halt in the wake of the biggest financial crash in the history of capitalism. The vastly overinflated atmospheric […]

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Striking back at McMafia in Ukraine

Empire of Capital by Yuliya YurchenkoUkrainians of all ages and walks of life demonstrated astonishing courage and perseverance in opposition to corruption and misrule during two huge protest actions over the past […]

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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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Carillion collapse spells system failure

The collapse of Carillion and the threat to thousands of jobs worldwide is not just an indictment of the infamous public-private partnership model beloved of UK governments for the last 30 years. It […]

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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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#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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