Category Archives: capitalism

Trump is more a fascist than anything else

In November 2015, Slate Magazine’s Jamelle Bouie argued that the best political label for Trump – the world’s 324th richest billionaire – was “fascist”. The reason? He insists that the Republican candidate displays a number of fascist hallmarks, including: a … Continue reading

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Can Portugal challenge the EU status quo?

As I wrote at The Canary towards the end of October, the conservative Portuguese president chose to go against the will of the majority of Portuguese citizens after the recent elections by giving the right-wing incumbent prime minister the green … Continue reading

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New posts of mine at The Canary

http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/22/labour-needs-learn-failure-blairs-war/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/16/private-sector-will-never-solve-housing-crisis/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/19/problem-calling-people-toffs-crusties/ http://www.thecanary.co/2015/10/20/music-always-opened-minds-interview-cabinet-millionaires-producer/

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The Fears of the Powerful and the Hopes of the Peaceful

After two decades of cruising along the contaminated economic canals built by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, the Labour Party’s failure to win the 2015 election proved quite definitively that it had no fuel left (even with the oil stolen … Continue reading

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Corbyn: The Campaign Story

Over the campaign, I first looked at Corbyn’s policies and the leadership race in general (1). Then, I analysed the political attacks that were made against him (2). After this, I talked about the media attacks (3). And finally, I … Continue reading

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Demirtaş to Turkish PM: ‘Prove they were not civilians’

A week on from the start of a Turkish military siege on the city of Cizre, the co-leader of Turkey’s progressive pro-peace party (the Peoples’ Democratic Party or HDP) has insisted today that at least 20 of those killed by … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s Alternative to ‘Austerity-Lite’ Politics

Progressive Taxation, Crackdowns on Corporate Criminals, and Strong Investment Corbyn has campaigned for a “more progressive” tax system, calling for: “Stronger anti-avoidance rules”; “Country-by-country reporting for multinational corporations”; A reform of “small business taxation to tackle avoidance and evasion”; “Proper … Continue reading

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“They then began to sell us” – A Testimony from the ISIS Massacre of Yezîdîs

“On the day of August 3rd, 2014”, says Amsha Ali Elias Khalty, “we were in Ger Ezer village”. Having seen ISIS terrorists approaching, she remembers, “we ran for three hours until we arrived at Khabazya neighbourhood, which is near Gadala … Continue reading

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New Labour Is Right-Wing, but Corbyn Could Change That

Did Ed Miliband lead “a traditional left-wing party” into the 2015 elections? Or is the difference between New Labour and the Conservatives “more about what the parties choose to talk about rather than any great differences in policy”?[1] If we … Continue reading

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Infinite Dispossession: David Harvey’s View of Mexico

Translated by Oso Sabio[1] from an article written by Alejandro de Coss[2] in Spanish at Horizontal.mx[3] on 19/05/2015 There are few contemporary social theoreticians more important than English geographer David Harvey[4], and this essay uses some of his main ideas … Continue reading

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