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School climate strikers lead the way to ...

School climate strikers lead the way to a democratic revolution

Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are taking part in actions called by the School Climate Strikers ahead of the climate summit in New York next week. It may become the biggest ever climate protest. School students will be joined by hundreds of thousands of workers and students from higher education. All the […]

South Tyneside prepares for people-power...

South Tyneside prepares for people-powered change

Local activists laid down a powerful marker towards creating a Citizens’ Assembly in South Tyneside at an initial event held at the South Shields Museum and Art Gallery on June 29. They included environmental campaigners, trade unionists, local councillors as well as members of political parties. A planning group was established and will meet later […]

The UK’s ‘economic model’: what it is an

The UK’s ‘economic model’: what it is and how to change it

  With the Tories in increasing disarray and Labour leading in the polls, Jeremy Corbyn hammered home his party’s advantage at the Cooperative Party’s 100th anniversary conference.   Corbyn wryly welcomed chancellor Philip Hammond’s warning that Labour poses an “existential challenge to our economic model”. “Yes we do,” he responded emphatically, adding: “I am not […]

“ will take regime change…”

“ will take regime change…”

      Introductory considerations As the world’s temperature rises, and wildfires burn across southern Europe, the western United States of America and Canada, scientists warn that just three years remain for the emissions curve to be turned downwards if runaway irreversible climate change is to be avoided. In the Middle East, temperatures above 50oC […]

Southend launch for Democracy Unchained

Southend launch for Democracy Unchained

Grassroots organisations came together in Southend to  celebrate diversity and exercise practical democracy last weekend. The town’s magnificently ramshackle pub, the Railway Hotel, is perhaps best known as an occasional watering hole for punk singer-actor Wilko Johnson, whose face graces the pub sign. But on Saturday 6 May it hosted the Essex town’s first Radical Fair. A group […]