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Iraqi protests demand democracy

Iraqi protests demand democracy

By Farah Alrajeh Academic and PhD researcher in Iraqi Literature,Sussex University Iraqis around the world are accusing the Baghdad government of crimes against humanity in a brutal crackdown against opponents. Some 300 people have been killed since demonstrations against the Abdul Mahdi regime began in early October. Iraqis are appealing to the United Nations and […]

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 […]

Call time on neoliberal-driven climate d...

Call time on neoliberal-driven climate disaster

Everything that people depend on for their daily lives has not just been disrupted, it’s been absolutely destroyed. So said Mark Bowen, head of emergency management for Bay County, Florida, after Hurricane Michael passed through the Florida Panhandle. Looking to the bigger picture, the last 20 years have seen a dramatic rise of 151% in […]

Everything you wanted to know about neol...

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 at any time since the 1930s. Last, but not least, the global economic system has been […]

Striking back at McMafia in Ukraine

Striking back at McMafia in Ukraine

Ukrainians of all ages and walks of life demonstrated astonishing courage and perseverance in opposition to corruption and misrule during two huge protest actions over the past decades. Some two million people braved freezing conditions and attacks by the security forces as well as far right movements, first with the 2004-5 Orange revolution and then […]

Why We Need a ‘Fair Tax’- Fighting Neoli

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

Over 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 us, bringing both dangerous wreckage in lost jobs, but maybe hope too. Pressure to renegotiate or potentially bring PFI in-house is building. This is […]

How the 1% protect their wealth at our e...

How the 1% protect their wealth at our expense

Early in 2016 it was the Panama Papers, then, late in 2017, the Paradise Papers. These massive leaks of files, no doubt by whistleblowers sickened by their own actions, blew huge holes in the web of secrecy surrounding the offshore economy that protects the accumulating wealth of the super-rich and the giant corporations. Between the […]

#GrenfellTower – act against system fail

Grenfell Tower in flames

The anger mixed with compassion over the Grenfell Tower fire is threatening to turn into a conflagration of its own as the estimated number of dead soars. The wave of support by local communities is in sharp contrast to the cruelty that now dominates a system, where the few luxuriate in obscene wealth while the […]

Brexit can wait. Democracy can’t. Demand

Brexit can wait. Democracy can’t. Demand new election now!

The popular social movement that swept Jeremy Corbyn to within touching distance of Downing Street should be sustained until the illegitimate, Tory-DUP government is removed from office and another election held. Theresa May has no mandate to rule, having lost her overall majority by gambling on an unnecessary general election. The aim was to shore […]

Review: How Varoufakis’ dream turned int

Review: How Varoufakis’ dream turned into a nightmare

Yanis Varoufakis lost his 2015 battle with what he calls “Europe’s deep establishment”. Now he’s working to build DiEM 25, a pan-European, cross-border movement of democrats. Their aim is to repair the European Union. In January, 2015 he was elected, with 140,000 votes, as finance minister in the Syriza-dominated government. His mission – to overturn […]