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Farage is a clear and present danger. Here’s how to stop him

May 21st, 2019

The rapid rise of the Brexit Party to first place in the opinion polls for the European elections is rightly sending shockwaves through Westminster and beyond. It is currently forecast to […]

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From stone tablets to emojis

May 12th, 2019

It’s been calculated that globally we will be exchanging over 293 billion emails each day by the end of 2019.  And that’s not counting WhatsApp, Tweets and Facebook messages. So how did we get here?

Making your Mark, an elegant […]

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The passionate logic of Evald Ilyenkov

April 17th, 2019

Finding Evald Ilyenkov is a bit of a detective story, charting the rediscovery of long-buried events and writings by a remarkable Soviet-era philosopher.

Much of his work is only now becoming available in English and other languages, as the imperative to […]

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Climate change actions close London bridges and roads

April 15th, 2019

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 […]

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How Evald Ilyenkov was ‘found’

April 13th, 2019

Finding Evald Ilyenkov by Corinna LotzHow a philosopher considered the most significant theorist of the Soviet era came to influence Nordic, British, American and German thinkers, as well as revolutionary activists, is revealed […]

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How Labour can answer the far right’s attack on democracy

April 3rd, 2019

As Theresa May reaches out to Jeremy Corbyn in her efforts to solve the Brexit crisis in Parliament, it’s clear that the usual form of politics in the UK has ended.

Brexit  is viewed by many people as an unnecessary […]

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‘What would those at the time of Peterloo think of where we are now?’

March 27th, 2019

It’s taken 200 years but Manchester is finally going to get a proper memorial to mark the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. Conceptual installation artist Jeremy Deller’s design has just won the approval of the council’s planning committee after a […]

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Climate change is destroying the soil we rely on

March 24th, 2019

Mozambique will struggle to ever recover from the impact of Cyclone Idai, with “inland oceans” forming and the main port, Beira suffering 90% damage. Beira is crucial not only for Mozambique but also for landlocked Zimbabwe and Malawi. Mozambique […]

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Constitution is broken – let the people make a new one

March 19th, 2019

Such is the fragility of the political system in Britain that it only takes a few words in the shape of an indicative ruling by the Speaker of the House of Commons to spark off what the government’s Solicitor […]

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There’s nothing green about bio-energy

March 19th, 2019

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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Schools Strike 4 Climate Action

March 15th, 2019

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 […]

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Sleaford Mods & Liines gig review

March 12th, 2019

It was International Women’s Day and Liines were doing themselves proud to a big crowd, who quickly warm to this 3 piece from Manchester and for good reason. There’s a non pretentious style & substance to this band, all in […]

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