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Constitution is broken – let the people make a new one

Such is the fragility of the political system in Britain that it only takes a few words in the shape of an indicative ruling by the Speaker of the House of Commons to spark off what the government’s Solicitor […]

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There’s nothing green about bio-energy

The Bio-fuel Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet by Okbazghi Yohannes, Monthly Review Press, review by Penny Cole

The story of bio-fuels is a moral tale of how marketised, profit-driven […]

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Neoliberalism is the engine driving the climate crisis

February 27th, 2019|real democracy|0 Comments

 

A Presentation to South Shields meeting “Make 2019 the year Corbyn becomes PM” jointly organised by Real Democracy Movement – Penny Cole, on line from Lochwinnoch

The IPCC report that came out at the end of last year stated there […]

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South Shields takes on fight against neoliberalism

A hugely successful ‘Make 2019 the year Corbyn becomes PM’ meeting in South Shields agreed a programme of action to take the fight against neoliberalism and for real democracy into other parts of the North East.

Jointly organised by Momentum […]

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Climate change actions for a Corbyn government

February 27th, 2019|climate change, real democracy|1 Comment

A programme of climate change action that a Labour government could implement. Presented by Penny Cole to  the Momentum South Tyneside-Real Democracy Movement ‘Make 2019 the year Corbyn becomes PM’ event in South Shields, February 23.

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In the midst of splits and political meltdown, a way forward for Labour 

The resignation of eight Labour MPs and three Tories from their parties in order to form a reactionary “Independent” Group in the House of Commons is a clear indication that the present Parliamentary system is in the midst of […]

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School pupils strike back

Pupils on strike

We’re missing our lessons so we can teach you one”, read one of the many home-designed banners at the school strike for Climate Action rally in London’s Whitehall. Thousands of […]

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Fracking is Cracking Up

January 8th, 2019|real democracy|0 Comments

Fracking has been described as a ponzi scheme. And that’s pretty much what it is. In a recent report I published for Frackwatch that focused on the relationship with fracked gas and the plastics industry, I highlighted the […]

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Beyond Wigan: themes & actions

The world of work – global precarity and inequality

 

It’s the shock doctrine in action.

The major focus of neo-liberalism has been to destroy workers’ rights and drive down wages by creating self-employed precarious workers – or oppressed workers with no […]

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Mapping out the road from Wigan Pier

Wigan PierWigan – the name is full of resonance. Little did we know that our meeting place, Sunshine House, was close to the old tripe shop where writer George Orwell penned […]

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Precarious work in Neoliberal Britain

December 1st, 2018|gig, real democracy|0 Comments

Introduction by Dan McMahon to the session:

Globalised precarity & inequality – beyond the gig economy

Why precarity & inequality are the new normal
Can AI benefit the 99%?
Technology as a liberatory tool
Achieving co-ownership and control of the corporations
What to do with […]

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Reclaiming culture from the 1%

December 1st, 2018|culture, real democracy|0 Comments

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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