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The Diversion Tactics of #Budget2015

1) Housing Chaos As a result of George Osborne’s Summer Budget this year, says Paul Waugh at The Huffington Post, “at least 14,000 fewer affordable homes will be built” in the UK. This statistic, from the Office for Budget Responsibility … 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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Should Workers Vote in the UK Elections?

I strongly believe that meaningful democracy can only truly be built from below, by cooperation between neighbours and direct, popular control over local resources. In the current electoral system in the UK, citizens basically allow all decisions to be made … 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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UK: March for the NHS (06/09/14)

Popular opposition to austerity and privatisation are on the rise in the UK, and unions, left-wing political parties, and civil society groups have all come together to assert that the NHS will not be given away to corporations. Today’s march … 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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Colombian Politics and “Mamertos”

While in other nations in Latin America the word mamerto refers to someone who is slow, stupid, arrogant, clumsy, tired, or even drunk, in Colombia the word takes on a strong political meaning. It is used to refer pejoratively to … Continue reading

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Principles of Mandela Hidden from the Media

“Mandela was a political activist and agitator… Before and after his release from prison, he embraced an unabashedly progressive and provocative platform.   As the world remembers Mandela, here are some of the things he believed that many will gloss … Continue reading

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UK Conservatives Against Mandela

In spite of heartfelt speeches some right-wingers may have given regarding Nelson Mandela, “we mustn’t let those who opposed Mandela’s struggle pretend they didn’t”. Many Western party leaders “described his organisation as terrorist”, believed sanctions were wrong, and “wore T-shirts … Continue reading

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