By Paul Feldman Written in the name of “We the People of the United States”, the preamble to the original constitution says it is made in “Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves […]
New Year’s message to our supporters The crisis that saw global humanity brought low by a virus, resulting in a lost year for billions of people, could have been prevented and the worst consequences avoided. All the available evidence indicates the jump from one species to another leading to Covid-19 was made more likely by […]
John Bellamy Foster’s epic account explains how the the concept of a dialectics of nature was crucial in the development of ecological thought.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has vowed to continue the resistance after the chancellor’s latest attack.
Measures outlined in chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review are just the latest in a series of desperate adjustments designed to keep the profits flowing as the effects of the pandemic take their toll. Faced with an economy gripped by the most severe contraction in the history of British capitalism, the UK is not alone. The […]
The Real Democracy Movement is working with others to create a free online political education course that people can do in their own time. We consulted on an initial outline and below are the revised units that take on board the proposals and comments made by respondents. The next step is to develop the units, […]
Watching the excellent new film The Trial of the Chicago 7 as Donald Trump refused to acknowledge his election defeat at the hands of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party, was a timely reminder that democracy in America repeatedly hangs by a thread. In 1968, a variety of activists and organisations like Students for […]
81-year jazz legend Joe McPhee talks to Corinna Lotz about how the pandemic has changed his life and his music
Dylan Strain talks to Efa Supertramp about her new album “Apocalipstick Blues” and her revolutionary outlook on life
By Paul Feldman The very idea that there should be a “trade-off” between public health and the economy is repellent and immoral. Yet as the second Covid-19 wave sweeps the UK and the rest of Europe, the UK’s political class is reduced to bargaining over the economic cost of local lockdowns. This amounts to a […]
Artists in Quarantine No.7 Painting and drawing make Julie Held feel alive and with the world. An intensely social person, she belongs to several artists’ organisations including the London Group. So now she is aching.
UpdateIn the few months since Richard Horton wrote his book, the global death count from the pandemic has risen from 300,000 to well over a million as of 12 October. His concluding thoughts are more relevant than ever: “COVID-19 has provided us with an opportunity to rethink the ethical basis of our society. The virus […]
The fact that top government scientific and health advisors have appeared on our TV screens by themselves to warn about the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic, is undoubtedly because fewer and fewer people trust the Johnson regime. With professional civil servants and procedures pushed aside in favour of corporations like Deloitte and Serco plus assorted […]
Artists in Quarantine No.6 A second wave of infections, more quarantines, lockdowns, as the invisible virus searches for new hosts. Uncertainty about what the future has in store. When will we meet friends and family again? Sculptor and multi-media artist Caroline Pick’s recent evolution can be seen as a metaphor for this moment of […]
The Real Democracy Movement education working group has had three meetings so far. We have agreed that our next step should be a series of workshops that take up the key challenges for building a movement for real democracy. This is a summary of our discussions so far. The education system does not produce citizens […]