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Trade unions at the crossroads as TUC marks 150th birthday

In June 1868, trade unions in Britain came together to launch a combined organisation. As the TUC  — Trades Union Congress — celebrates its 150th birthday, the movement faces, arguably, its biggest battle for survival. Peter Arkell reports.

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Everything you wanted to know about neoliberalism but were afraid to ask

A profound crisis is threatening humanity. Democratic politics is being driven out by authoritarian populism in country after country. The planet’s fragile ecosystem is under unprecedented assault as a result of profit-seeking overproduction. International conflict looms more threateningly than […]

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Why we need a governing legislative framework at the heart of a new written constitution

ConstitutionIn the e-book Democracy Unchained, Chapter 2 charts the rise of a corporatocracy that has re-fashioned the state to serve the needs of powerful corporations and their shareholders – particularly over […]

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Inequality will persist without redistribution

July 9th, 2017|Economy|0 Comments

Luck determines the winners and losers of society, not merit or hard work. Those that start out with more get more, and those that start with little often fall through the gaps.

Inequality is not only caused by the human […]

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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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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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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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Hammond fiddles while the economy burns up

November 23rd, 2016|Economy|0 Comments

We had to wait for elder statesman Ken Clarke in questions from MPs to introduce, ever so gently, a reference to the threat of recession. It was the first and last time even a hint of reality […]

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‘Global disintegration’ threatens world economy – and that’s the architect of deregulation speaking!

October 11th, 2016|Corbyn, Economy, Support|0 Comments

The vertiginous, downward spiral of the global capitalist economy is at last forcing itself into the consciousness of even its most loyal supporters and advocates.

Not the least affected among them is Professor Lawrence Summers.

You won’t find […]

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How to create our own future

May 23rd, 2016|Reviews|1 Comment

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There’s no shortage of critiques of capitalism these days, but realistic and inspiring proposals for the means to replace it with something better […]

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