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The Middle East is devastating itself – not Obama’s inaction

February 4, 2014 11:03 am1 comment
The Middle East is devastating itself – not Obama’s inaction

A recent article came out of the Independent titled Obama’s inaction is quietly devastating the Middle East.  My reaction is to disagree with this statement. Yes, the United States has been responsible; in a way; for some of the destabilizing and the conflict. Its invasion of Iraq has been a disaster […]

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Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (IV): Revolution Down Below

November 6, 2013 12:06 pm0 comments
Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (IV): Revolution Down Below

Part Four of ten articles exploring the history of the grass-roots movement against Thatcher’s infamous poll tax. CHRIS ROBINSON looks at the beginning of the fight back. Thatcher’s Tory government introduced the poll tax a year earlier in Scotland following their rejection of ‘Thatcherism’ in the 1987 elections. An acknowledged ‘Labour stronghold’, yet […]

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A Socialist World is Probable (I): The Bubble Bursts

March 2, 2013 6:01 pm0 comments
A Socialist World is Probable (I): The Bubble Bursts

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 precipitated the revolutionary movements of East European working class. They had been shackled to the Stalinist totalitarian system for more than forty years. Most capitalist commentators claimed that ‘capitalism had won’. The trumpeters of Wall Street and the City of London claimed triumphantly that capitalism […]

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Libya and China: The Show Must Go On?

August 28, 2012 1:33 pm0 comments
Libya and China: The Show Must Go On?

Despite African states’ leadership changes, China still wishes to cooperate with Libya. Post-war reconstruction could be the new big business. “China will encourage its companies to participate in Libya’s reconstruction,” said Xi Jinping, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China after the visitation of the Libyan Foreign Minister, Ashour Ben […]

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My Political Awakening

July 16, 2012 3:30 pm0 comments
My Political Awakening

Concrete events showed me the way to become a socialist. I come from a traditional Labour family and grew up on a council estate in North-West England. There was mum, dad and five kids. We voted Labour and just about everybody in the neighbourhood voted Labour. That’s the way it was. Voting […]

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