All the election manifestos are now out, and it’s clear the Liberal Democrats, along with the Conservatives, want to maintain the course of our current economic model: neoliberalism. This economic model has resulted in income disparity unseen since the 1920’s. The difference between the poorest and the richest earners has grown exponentially. Since 2010 itContinue reading “Vote for hope. Vote for Change”
By Terry Eagleton Published by Yale University Press Interest in Marx’s ideas has exploded recently due to a growing discontent with current economic thought, and the philosophy that goes neo-liberalism. Many are intrigued by the old wizard’s theories. What is a surplus profit? and why am I being exploited as a worker are all questionsContinue reading “Book Review: Why Marx Was Right”
Equality is not just about letting some poor kid from an ethnic minority family take out a loan and go to university. It is this but also so much more. It’s the belief that people should be treated equally no matter what their social class, sexuality, skin colour, disability or gender.
By Bhaskar Sunkara Published by Verso, May 2019 As a keen reader of US based Jacobin magazine and its cousin across the pond, the recently relaunched Tribute magazine, I looked forward to reading a socialist manifesto by their chief Bhaskar Sunkara. It wasn’t what I was expecting, worth buying nonetheless. Not many people in America write aboutContinue reading “Book Review: The Socialist Manifesto”
Essex born political songwriter Billy Bragg has written the first in a series of political pamphlets to be released by Faber Social. The pocket-sized paperback that costs around 7 pounds can be digested in a few hours.
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With Boris Johnson taking the country to the brink of a no deal brexit, all eyes will be on anyone trying to stop it. They will be painted as the undemocratic “doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters” of the UK. Johnson hopes to frame the next election around brexit and paint himself, similar to Trump, asContinue reading “Leave or Remain, a Labour government is what we need”
Labour is a democratic socialist party and we want to see social change in the UK. We can only achieve this through democracy and we must work within the democratic institutions that we have.
Me must address all our problems, including Brexit
Universal Basic Services definition: the provision of sufficient free public services, as can be afforded from a reasonable tax on incomes, to enable every citizen’s safety, opportunity, and participation.
“The protest continued well into the night down the main avenues of Spain’s capital city, all the while the people eating in these restaurants were being waited on by women who probably couldn’t afford to strike.”
Since 2017, when 40,000 women ascended on Madrid the 8th March has become a big date in the Spanish calendar. 2018 was when it really hit it off with millions of women striking in the first ever 24 hour strike. Housewives hung out their aprons, next to the Spanish flags, in solidarity with their fellow strikers. Here is why, in 2019, it is more important than ever.
The Centre Strikes Back The end of February was quite an explosive time within the Parliamentary Labour ranks and over the coming weeks, it’s going to get worse in the branch and constituency meetings. Many people thought that the centrist dads would have given up the game and gone and joined the new IndependentContinue reading “The Centre Strikes Back”
Worth a Read: Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism By Kirsten Ghodsee Bodley Head Publications If you think this is a story with steamy descriptions of Soviet spies turning capitalist men in the USA to spy for the Russian regime, or the story of woman’s liberation from the clutches of the Iron Curtain, itContinue reading “Worth a Read: Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism”