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Young, gifted and Black – art’s power for the people

Outside the door opening up to the Soul of a Nation exhibition at Tate Modern screens offer vintage news footage of Black leaders Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Angela Davis.

These men and women – […]

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One hundred days that shook Bavaria

The Bavarian revolutions of 1918-1919 – and those in the rest of Germany – were the first to take place in an advanced capitalist country. Inspired by the Russian Revolution, whose centenary is marked this year, they challenged the […]

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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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The case for a democratic revolution

1  The present political and economic system prioritises and serves powerful corporate and financial interests and not those of the majority.

2  Therefore the system cannot be regarded as democratic in a meaningful way, as is claimed by the ruling […]

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Theses – towards a Real Democracy Movement

  1. For the first time in history there is a real potential to create a society where everyone’s contribution is valued equally. Advances in digital and communication technology have created conditions for this.
  2. Staying where we are is not […]

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Russian Revolution: A huge leap into the unknown

In the first of a series of articles to mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Corinna Lotz talks to British Library curator, Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia

One hundred years ago this month, stormy demonstrations of workers and soldiers broke out […]

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Sargent’s watercolours – before the storm

June 22nd, 2017|art, Visions|0 Comments

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s display of John Singer Sargent’s watercolours – the first in the UK in nearly a century – provides a tantalising glimpse of this still controversial artist.

Sargent’s unrivalled virtuosity in reflecting the rich back to themselves as […]

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After London Bridge terror, Corbyn offers a vision of peace

If they demonstrate one thing above all else, the horrific terror attacks in London and Manchester are proof that policies pursued by successive governments have failed. Now it’s time to give Jeremy Corbyn’s approach a chance.

Since 2000, there have […]

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The robots are coming

June 4th, 2017|Economy, Visions|0 Comments

The robots are coming, there`s not much doubt about that. The question is: Are they welcome? And how do they actually make profits for the employer? Do they create profit in the same way as a human worker?

But first […]

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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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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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German expressionism’s night at the embassy

May 3rd, 2017|art, Reviews, Visions|0 Comments

For the countless artists who enter open submissions, Samuel Beckett’s Worstword Ho may spring to mind: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

But for Frances Aviva Blane there was a kind of serendipity when her painting […]

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