democracy

There’s nothing green about bio-energy

The Bio-fuel Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet by Okbazghi Yohannes, Monthly Review Press, review by Penny Cole

The story of bio-fuels is a moral tale of how marketised, profit-driven […]

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In the midst of splits and political meltdown, a way forward for Labour 

The resignation of eight Labour MPs and three Tories from their parties in order to form a reactionary “Independent” Group in the House of Commons is a clear indication that the present Parliamentary system is in the midst of […]

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Brexit crisis shows political system is broken

The dramatic deadlock in the UK over Brexit is a spectacular expression of a broken political system. Our existing form of democracy is simply incapable of representing the diverse interests of […]

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Tories ignore global heatwave and give backing for fracking

No to frackingIn the midst of the global heatwave, energy minister Claire Perry’s approval of the first UK fracking licence under its […]

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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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A democratic revolution can unite for and against Brexit voters

Is the alternative to Brexit simply the UK remaining a member state of the European Union? Or is there a case for a more imaginative and democratic option that could appeal to both leavers and remainers?

It’s worth asking these […]

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In Tory Britain, the only certainty is uncertainty itself

The break-up of the Tory government is more than just a crisis of a party that lost its majority, with many preferring a genuinely warm person like Jeremy Corbyn instead of a robotic prime minister.

Corbyn promised an end to […]

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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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Planning for a Corbyn government

September 6th, 2017|Corbyn, election, real democracy|3 Comments

The prospect of a Jeremy Corbyn-led government grows closer as Theresa May’s divided government staggers from pillar to post in the wake of the abysmal failure of her pathetic “strong 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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A better democracy – create anew

July 9th, 2017|real democracy|0 Comments

Imagine tomorrow you were to be born again into the world, a world you can control but you cannot control what characteristics you’ll be born with. You don’t know whether you will be a man or a woman, black […]

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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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