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The passionate logic of Evald Ilyenkov

Finding Evald Ilyenkov is a bit of a detective story, charting the rediscovery of long-buried events and writings by a remarkable Soviet-era philosopher.

Much of his work is only now becoming available in English and other languages, as the imperative to […]

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How Labour can answer the far right’s attack on democracy

As Theresa May reaches out to Jeremy Corbyn in her efforts to solve the Brexit crisis in Parliament, it’s clear that the usual form of politics in the UK has ended.

Brexit  is viewed by many people as an unnecessary […]

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‘What would those at the time of Peterloo think of where we are now?’

March 27th, 2019|History, real democracy|0 Comments

It’s taken 200 years but Manchester is finally going to get a proper memorial to mark the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. Conceptual installation artist Jeremy Deller’s design has just won the approval of the council’s planning committee after a […]

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Climate change is destroying the soil we rely on

March 24th, 2019|real democracy|0 Comments

Mozambique will struggle to ever recover from the impact of Cyclone Idai, with “inland oceans” forming and the main port, Beira suffering 90% damage. Beira is crucial not only for Mozambique but also for landlocked Zimbabwe and Malawi. Mozambique […]

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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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