Category Archives: Europe

Julio Anguita: The Oligarchy Already Has a Plan

The social, political, and economic oligarchy (which has been in power in Spain since before the Transition) has a plan to ensure that the two-party system which sustains it continues to rule the country. After the ‘earthquake’ of the EU … Continue reading

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The Dream of a Third Spanish Republic

This June, an apparently significant change has occurred in Spanish politics, with the abdication of King Juan Carlos I (part of the Bourbon dynasty that has ruled Spain since 1713). If we analyse the recent history of Spain a bit … Continue reading

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UK: Homes for the Homeless

Homelessness is a problem in the majority of capitalist societies. Thanks to the crisis and the dominance of neoliberal politics, it is on the rise, with shortages of affordable housing, evictions as a result of the bedroom tax, domestic abuse … Continue reading

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ENGLAND: Refuse to Accept the Sun!

This week, on Thursday 12th or Friday 13th of June, a special World Cup edition of the Sun newspaper will be sent to houses throughout England, after the Royal Mail agreed to deliver 22 million copies around the country as … Continue reading

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Miliband, Labour, and the Crisis of British Democracy

The movement of the UK Labour Party away from the unions – and therefore away from the People – has left England in particular in a situation where the three main political parties represent different versions of the same thing. … Continue reading

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The 1984-1985 Miners Strike In Nottingham

“If Spirits Alone Won Battles: The Diary of John Lowe” is part of the familiar genre of a day by day diary, following in the footsteps of The Miners Strike Day by Day (2002) and Yorkshire’s Flying Pickets (2004). It … Continue reading

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‘Democracy’ in the UK and Europe

For those unfamiliar with the main political parties in the UK, this is my rough summary:   ‘Left’ Labour – social democrats and ‘social’ capitalists of the so-called ‘third way’ (S&D in Europe) Lib Dems – social democrats focussed more … Continue reading

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UK: Chartism and a Sense of Working Class History

We are probably all aware of the horrific conditions which our ancestors worked under, and of the way in which they were exploited and oppressed so that the wealth of the ruling class of our country could grow. But the … Continue reading

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Left Unity: UK Organises Against Austerity

In England, all three main parties are fully signed up to an austerity agenda. The Left, divided and weak, has not yet been able to change the course of that debate, to make the case that it was not welfare … Continue reading

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