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Reclaiming culture from the 1%

December 1st, 2018

Introduction by Dan McMahon to the session:

Identity, ideology & culture in a neoliberal world

Since the global financial crisis, there has been continued concentration of cultural power into monopolies and scandals casting a menacing shadow over society. Scandals, from phone […]

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Eco-crisis at a tipping point

November 30th, 2018

Presentation by Penny Cole at Getting to Grips with Neoliberalism teach/learn-in at Wigan, November 24

The chart shows that during the entire neoliberal period of globalisation, as the science of climate change became ever clearer, emissions continued to rise.

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Creating identity in a neoliberal world

November 30th, 2018

Identity, ideology & culture in a neoliberal world

Presentation at Wigan Teach-In, 24 November 2018

Is culture only a tool for the 1%? What does a cultural strategy for an emancipatory movement look like? Beyond divide and rule – privileging and […]

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From neoliberalism to illiberalism: What is behind the rise of the far right?

November 29th, 2018

Here are the points I made when introducing the session “From neoliberalism to illiberalism: What is behind the rise of the far right?” at the ‘Getting to grips with neoliberalism’ teach/learn-in in Wigan on November 24:

Can real democracy – economic […]

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Even Dr Who…

November 27th, 2018

Introduction to Getting to Grips with Neoliberalism Teach/Learn-in – Wigan 24 November  2018

We are here to reach a deeper understanding of what neoliberalism, how it is changing. What do we want to do?

* learn from each other as well as […]

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Brexit crisis shows political system is broken

November 13th, 2018

The dramatic deadlock in the UK over Brexit is a spectacular expression of a broken political system. Our existing form of democracy is simply incapable of representing the diverse interests of […]

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Protest at British Museum’s Assyria show

November 6th, 2018

Elegantly attired staff adorned with BP logos greeted journalists at the entrance to the British Museum’s big winter show, I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria.

We’re so used to corporate sponsors having pride of place at […]

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#Remembrance Day: How a sailors’ mutiny helped end the war

November 3rd, 2018

In the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, it’s time to commemorate not only the end of World War I but the revolution that forced an end to hostilities.

Early in November 1918, sailors on the German fleets mutinied, refusing to attack […]

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Boo the gig economy

October 31st, 2018

Several hundred precarious workers and supporters marched behind the banner of the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) in a united protest action at London’s High Court yesterday.

The IWGB was in the court facing global taxi […]

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Call time on neoliberal-driven climate disaster

October 15th, 2018

Everything that people depend on for their daily lives has not just been disrupted, it’s […]

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McStrike rallies break out

October 4th, 2018

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 […]

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Oceania celebrating

September 28th, 2018

That we’ve broken their statues
That we’ve driven them out of their temples
doesn’t mean at all that the gods are dead.

Ionia, CP Cavafy

Oceania at London’s Royal Academy has opened at a time when efforts by indigenous, native and first peoples to […]

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