Category Archives: Politics

AN APOLOGY TO ROBERT FISK.

After finally finishing the book ‘The Great War for Civilisation’ by Robert Fisk I decided it needed reviewing on this blog. For even though it was published in 2005, its content is still valuable in understanding the situation we find … Continue reading

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CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY.

[Democracy: “…a situation in which everyone is treated equally”. A process: .”..relating to or… available to the broad masses of the people.” Websters Dictionary] Democracy under Capitalism. Much play is made by the political class (and many other pro-capitalists) concerning … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR KARL!

This month, two hundred years ago, (actually on 5 May 1818), Karl Marx was born. And as is usual on any date connected with Marx, a spate of articles by so-called ‘experts’ appeared in periodicals and papers assessing Marx’s contribution … Continue reading

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CROSSING RED LINES.

According to the leaders of USA, France, and UK, killing people by chemical or biological weapons was crossing a red line and had to be punished. Yet despite claims of acting out of humanitarian concern for innocent civilians, the military … Continue reading

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‘BEST WORKERS IN THE WORLD’ – 2.

In the previous article “Best workers in the world”, I drew attention to the re-emergence of authoritarian, nationalist, one-nation ideas which are being promoted and implemented by various right-wing political parties throughout Europe and beyond. I used some of the … Continue reading

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“BEST WORKERS IN THE WORLD”

The title of this article is a phrase from a speech at an international conference. However, it was not, as the reader might think, at a conference of trade unionists, nor of left-wing anti-capitalist radicals addressing a like – minded  … Continue reading

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NEGLECTED VOICES – 2.

In the previous article a selection of eight categories of voiced concerns by ordinary working class people (white-collar and blue) were reproduced from the 2018 Demos report ‘At Home in One’s Past’. In this second article a further selection of … Continue reading

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