Category Archives: Democracy

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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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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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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Britain’s Plutocracy, and How We Can Fight Against It

Call it what you want: a bourgeois democracy (in which the parties in the service of exploitative economic elites are the most powerful); a kleptocracy (in which “a small group [gets] rich by robbing [citizens] blind”[1] with the compliance of … Continue reading

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Different Shades of Tactical Voting (UK Elections 2015)

The logic behind voting for the anti-Conservative candidate most likely to win an election is understandable in the majority of cases, as anything that slows down the spread of the deadly neoliberal virus clearly seems like something slightly less damaging … Continue reading

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The 2015 Political Debate in the UK

The main issues in the 2015 general elections in the United Kingdom seem to be: the cuts to the government’s social spending under the Tory-LibDem coalition (and whether to continue with them to ‘deal with the deficit’ or to reverse … Continue reading

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Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East

The Rojava Revolution is a progressive, directly-democratic experience that emerged amid the chaos of the Syrian Civil War. Developing in the largely-Kurdish areas of northern Syria since 2012, the experience aims to create unity between all ethnic and religious groups … Continue reading

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Masked Politics in Mexico

In the recent protests in Mexico over the Ayotzinapa[1] case, a minority of ‘encapuchados’ (people with bandannas covering their faces) have been involved in small ‘disturbances’ (including an arson attack on the door of the National Palace and some minor … Continue reading

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MEXICO: CNTE, Zapatistas & CRAC-PC Unite Around Ayotzinapa

Three social movements that have represented the hopes of Mexican people for autonomy and justice in recent years have been the CNTE teaching union, the Zapatistas, and the community police forces of the CRAC-PC. Strongest in the southern states of … Continue reading

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