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Pandemic exposes system failure

August 4th, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic returns with a vengeance in mainland Europe and prompts a range of panic, emergency counter-actions in the UK, one thing is clear: the system is not up to the challenge that is Covid-19.
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The Covids are coming

July 25th, 2020

Artists in Quarantine No.4

David Downes Covid madness at Bournemouth Beach June 2020

Invisible to the naked eye, the Covid-19 virus […]

Five days that shook Seattle

July 16th, 2020

“Streetcar gongs ceased their clamour; newsboys cast their unsold papers into the street; from the doors of mill and factory, […]

Mind games under lockdown

July 16th, 2020

Lockdown Selfie

Artists in Quarantine No. 3

“Far away from the merry-go-round […]

The old Irish republic is dying – forward to a new one!

July 10th, 2020

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan (centre) is propping up a right-wing coalition.

After some 140 days of manoeuvring, Ireland has a new government. The […]

Starmer dances to Johnson’s sinister tune

July 7th, 2020

As the Tories lift the lockdown, principally for economic rather than public health reasons, some might expect a challenge to this business-led strategy from the opposition in Parliament.

Cringeworthy […]

Virus – dimensions unknown

July 2nd, 2020

Artists in Quarantine No. 2

The Freud Museum was the perfect location. An artist who plumbs the depths of the human psyche and one of the most distinguished psychotherapists of our time were […]

A silver lining for a scary time

June 23rd, 2020

Artists under Quarantine: The first in a new series by Corinna Lotz

When the coronavirus pandemic broke out, Michele del Campo felt he could not bear to carry on […]

Building the campaign for a democratic revolution

June 9th, 2020

By Paul Feldman

You don’t have to be told that the world has changed dramatically since the pandemic. The old “normal” was revealed as a hollow shell in country after country. States around the world have failed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]