capitalism

Trade unions at the crossroads as TUC marks 150th birthday

In June 1868, trade unions in Britain came together to launch a combined organisation. As the TUC  — Trades Union Congress — celebrates its 150th birthday, the movement faces, arguably, its biggest battle for survival. Peter Arkell reports.

Membership of […]

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Everything you wanted to know about neoliberalism but were afraid to ask

A profound crisis is threatening humanity. Democratic politics is being driven out by authoritarian populism in country after country. The planet’s fragile ecosystem is under unprecedented assault as a result of profit-seeking overproduction. International conflict looms more threateningly than […]

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How to derail neoliberalism – and replace it

Is neoliberalism – whereby the state promotes and facilitates the supremacy of the market in every area of society alongside tariff-free global trade – finally coming off the rails after an almost 40-year run?

Paradoxically, the most serious attack on […]

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Why We Need a ‘Fair Tax’- Fighting Neoliberalism in City Councils

Critical CitiesOver the last few weeks, momentum has been building to take action on the UK Government’s Private Finance Initiative contracts.

The pillars of an abusive governance regime are crumbling all around […]

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After Carillion, what is the private sector for? Good question!

The collapse of Carillion, which made its money by sucking resources out of the public sector, begs the question: What use to society is the private sector of capitalism, when all is said […]

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Carillion collapse spells system failure

The collapse of Carillion and the threat to thousands of jobs worldwide is not just an indictment of the infamous public-private partnership model beloved of UK governments for the last 30 years. It […]

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How the 1% protect their wealth at our expense

Early in 2016 it was the Panama Papers, then, late […]

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Bitcoin fever could spark new crash

 

 

 

 

 

In less than a year the price of a Bitcoin has soared from less than $1,000 to $17,000 (almost $20,000 at one point). […]

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Hammond reboots austerity at our expense

November 23rd, 2017|Brexit, capitalism, Corbyn, Economy|0 Comments

Things are going to get harder, and harder and harder.

So said Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal […]

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One man’s quest for the truth

This is the story not just about the artefacts of a revolution, but about one man’s dedicated struggle to restore the truth of what happened in the Soviet Union during and after 1917.

David King, who died last year, was […]

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Defeating corporate forces behind Paradise Papers

November 7th, 2017|capitalism, Corbyn, finance|1 Comment

The Paradise Papers revelations show that neither a Labour government in the UK, nor any other national government can match up to the […]

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Why we need a governing legislative framework at the heart of a new written constitution

ConstitutionIn the e-book Democracy Unchained, Chapter 2 charts the rise of a corporatocracy that has re-fashioned the state to serve the needs of powerful corporations and their shareholders – particularly over […]

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