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The best of times and the worst of times

May 22nd, 2020

Artists Studios Museum Network
Some of the museums featured on the Artist’s Studio Museum Network

We are locked down, and yet the wealth of offerings via digital platforms has blossomed […]

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If you want lasting change, here’s a way forward

May 22nd, 2020

By Paul Feldman

“We can’t return to normal, because the normal that we had was precisely the problem”. That was the graffiti written on a road tunnel wall by Hong Kong democracy campaigners at […]

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Make system change the new ‘normal’ after pandemic

April 19th, 2020

By Paul Feldman and Corinna Lotz

Now is absolutely the right time to consider what kind of society we want when, thanks entirely to the heroic efforts of health service, other front-line workers and […]

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UK Governments Hopeless Response to Coronavirus Continues

April 11th, 2020

Boris Johnson kept in intensive care

Households around the UK at the time of writing will most probably have received a leaflet providing guidance to the public […]

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Ted Knight – a giant of our movement

March 31st, 2020

Ted Knight, former leader of Lambeth Council, dies aged 86

by Paul Feldman and John McDonnell

Ted Knight, Chair of the Croydon Assembly; photo: Peter […]

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Transmission ‘agent’ for deadly virus is capitalism itself

March 27th, 2020

By RDM supporters

Epidemiology, the branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases, uses the term “vector” to denote an agent that carries and transmits an infectious […]

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Beyond Covid19: Demands for ourselves & others for a far brighter future

March 25th, 2020

‘Until everybody sees that the old ways need to end
But it’s hard to accept that we’re all one and the same flesh
Given the rampant divisions between oppressor and oppressed
But we are, though,
More empathy, […]

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How a pandemic led to financial contagion

March 16th, 2020

FTSE 100 falls 7% despite banks’ intervention

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a contagious crash in the world’s stock and money markets already inflated and distorted by cheap credit intended for but […]

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Virus just one part of a deadly cocktail

March 10th, 2020

Take one rampant market economy directed by an authoritarian state more concerned with suppressing dissent than public health, add in debt-driven globalisation, throw in extreme weather patterns and broken political systems and you have a deadly cocktail.