democracy

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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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 toppled the Tories on June 8 can […]

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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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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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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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Review: How Varoufakis’ dream turned into a nightmare

Yanis Varoufakis: Adults in the Room, My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment

Yanis Varoufakis lost his 2015 battle with what he calls “Europe’s deep establishment”. Now he’s working […]

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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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Voting cypher v. Real Democracy

May 15th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

The reason we obsess about where to place our vote is a symbol of our disempowerment not our power. I’ve been following/commenting in a LONG thread with Facebook friends and contacts about how to vote in Scotland – SNP, […]

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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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Alt-facts, fake news and all that jazz!

May 5th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

When I was ten years old a helicopter crashed in a field next to my house.  I was playing in the field at the time with two friends.  We were eye witnesses to the crash and were understandably eager […]

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A new warning from Greece – loud and clear

May 1st, 2017|Corbyn, debt, EU, Greece|0 Comments

There’s been a dramatic drop in consumption of basic commodities such as bread and milk in Greece in the first months of 2017, according to the Hellenic Food […]

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Beyond “Yes” lies the land of “Aye But…”

April 27th, 2017|real democracy, Scotland|0 Comments

I must say at the outset that I support Scottish independence. I will continue to campaign for it. However, as the indyref2 campaign continues its ‘phoney war’ phase, I would like […]

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