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The Kurdish Stalingrad: Kobane and Western Inaction

The struggle in Rojava (Kurdish northern Syria) is really a struggle for humanity, freedom, and human dignity. The ‘coalition’ and its air strikes clearly do not aim to protect human life, because they’ve been useless at stopping ISIS from advancing … Continue reading

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Letter to MPs in Support of Kobane and Rojava

Below is a letter I recently sent to MPs in the UK… ———————————— I am writing to you because I believe that the experiences of democratic autonomy in the Kurdish regions of northern Syria (known as Rojava) are an example … Continue reading

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Daesh, Imperialism, and Rojava

The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923) united much of the Arab World for centuries. In the 19th century, however, it began to decline, and the imperial powers of Europe tried to ensure their own political influence in the region. The UK, for … 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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Gaza: A Capitalist Genocide (Essay)

[Note: This essay was written from a standpoint that seeks to decrease (and ultimately destroy) all discrimination (based on ethnicity, religion, or other factors) through the dissemination of information and reasoned analysis. Zionism is not synonymous with Judaism. Islamism is … Continue reading

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UK Strike: “If We Organise Together as Working People, We Can Win”

On July 10th, 2014, the UK saw a one-day strike of up to a million teachers, firefighters, civil servants, council employees, and health workers. This strike – the biggest that the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition has faced up to this point … 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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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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