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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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Vanessa Bell the pioneer

April 24th, 2017|anti-war, art, Reviews, Visions|0 Comments

With Vanessa Bell, Dulwich Picture Gallery, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, continues to shed light on women artists of the last century. They include Winifred Knights, Emily Carr and this October, Tove Jansson.

Before reaching the spaces dedicated to […]

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From private parkland to people’s playground

April 4th, 2017|art, Reviews, Visions|0 Comments

Celebrating its 40th birthday this year, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is going from strength to strength.

Today’s 500-acre site once belonged to the aristocratic Wentworth family. They fought for the King against the Parliamentarians and were rewarded for their services after the restoration. […]

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Another Brexit is possible

We should use the Brexit process to talk about what matters to us rather than what’s good for British business in terms of trade, access to markets and regulations.

That’s the corporate agenda, which is the priority for all the […]

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Make 2017 the year of real democracy

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By the RDM editorial collective

This will undoubtedly be a decisive year in the struggle for real democracy. The crisis of the system – political and economical – leaves us no choice […]

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The power and the potential of the social movement behind Corbyn

August 27th, 2016|Visions|6 Comments

As voting gets under way in the contest for the Labour leadership, which is almost certainly going to result in the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn, it’s worth reflecting on the astonishing changes that have swept the party since the […]

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