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Plan to bring down this ‘rogue’ government

December 17th, 2019|real democracy|2 Comments

By Peter Arkell

Now what? It is unthinkable to lie down and acquiesce in the result of this election. So we have to analyse what […]

Photos from Global Climate Strike

Photos by Peter Arkell of the Global Climate Strike protests in London on 20 September

Global Climate Strike on 20 September in London

Climate change actions close London bridges and roads

Photo-report by Peter Arkell at Waterloo Bridge

Thousands of people responded to the call by Extinction Rebellion to close down roads and bridges in London on April 15 to demand action on climate […]

Schools Strike 4 Climate Action

March 15th, 2019|climate change, demo|0 Comments

Schools Strike 4 Climate ActionPhoto report of the London action by Peter Arkell

Tens of thousands of school students around the world have walked out on strike on March 15 to demand […]

School pupils strike back

Pupils on strike

We’re missing our lessons so we can teach you one”, read one of the many home-designed banners at the school strike for Climate Action rally in London’s Whitehall. Thousands of […]

Don McCullin’s photographic voice for the people

February 5th, 2019|Photography, Reviews, Tate|2 Comments

The photographs are stunning, of war and poverty and suffering mainly, all in black and white and accompanied in each of the ten display rooms by a revealing quote from the photographer who took them – Don McCullin.

McCullin who […]

McStrike rallies break out

October 4th, 2018|protest, Social movement|0 Comments

McStrike

A series of McStrikes by low-paid workers has hit fast-food restaurants, pubs and courier companies throughout the country.

Photos and story by Peter Arkell
Demanding […]

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.

Membership of […]

In defence of the Russian Revolution

Wars of intervention did not begin with Iraq in 2003. In 1918, shortly after the Russian Revolution armies from 14 countries were sent to support right-wing and monarchist forces fighting to overthrow the Bolsheviks.

The revolutionary government’s withdrawal from World […]

Union leaders must turn words into deeds

September 20th, 2017|capitalism, Corbyn, nhs, trade unions|0 Comments

The pay claim of 3.9% + £800, made by an alliance of unions for the 1 million NHS staff, adds another intractable problem to the chaotic government of Theresa May, but it also puts the leaders of the trade […]

Grenfell Tower – photogallery

Demos throughout London the weekend after Grenfell Tower fire

Photos: Peter Arkell

#GrenfellTower – act against system failure

Remake democracy to end Toryism

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 […]