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A Socialist World is Probable (II): An Absence of Fire

March 11, 2013 6:00 pm3 comments
A Socialist World is Probable (II): An Absence of Fire

Here in Britain, 2013, we have one of the weakest, most unstable governments in living memory – certainly since John Major’s time as PM (1990-1997). The humiliating defeat at the Eastleigh by-election saw UKIP push the Tories into third place. A fresh round of knife-sharpening is imminent.  The wolves prepare to devour each other with […]

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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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A Party of Our Own (Part IV): A Socialist Alternative

February 4, 2013 12:00 pm3 comments
A Party of Our Own (Part IV): A Socialist Alternative

After forty years of work within Labour, by 1991 the Marxists of the Militant Tendency were virtually emptied out of the party for fighting Thatcher’s unpopular poll tax.

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A Party of Our Own-A History of the Labour Party (Part I)

January 16, 2013 6:00 pm0 comments
A Party of Our Own-A History of the Labour Party (Part I)

There is no political party in Britain today that truly represents the interests of working class people. You can’t fit a cigarette paper between the main parties. They are three wings of the same capitalist party.

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Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbour

September 20, 2012 7:14 pm0 comments
Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbour

I have recently found out that one of my neighbours has been less than pleasant to my mum. They have called her names behind her back, rudely slammed the door in her face when collecting a parcel that had been delivered to the wrong address, and give evil looks and […]

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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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The Death of Ideology and Division of the Left and Right

July 15, 2012 7:54 pm2 comments
The Death of Ideology and Division of the Left and Right

The old political division between Left and Right is largely over. The great ideological battles of the twentieth century were buried under the rubble of the Iron Curtain, yet with neither side wining out. As a result we live in an age largely devoid of ideology, in which big ideas […]

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