Category Archives: Reformism

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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THE PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM (sic)!

The statement by German President, Joachim Gauck, (August 2016) that; “The elites are not the problem, it’s the people who are the problem”, reveals far more than perhaps was intended. Indeed, it is worth considering this opinion in a much … Continue reading

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SECTARIANISM IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR – 2.

Revolutionary illusions and delusions. Despite the fact that many participants in the Spanish Civil War were convinced  they were engaged in an anti-capitalist revolution, the reality as it unfolded in the 1930’s, demonstrated something different. Events proved in 1930’s Spain … Continue reading

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SECTARIANISM IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR – 1.

In any serious struggles, particularly in the case of wars, the victors invariably have the means to ensure that their version of what took place is the one that dominates the historical record – at least for a considerable time. … Continue reading

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FLOODED HOUSE? Blame the rain!

Once again working class families in England have experienced the destructive effects of flooding in their communities and homes. Not for the first time, communities of terraced and semi-detached houses have seen the lower portions of their homes flooded to … Continue reading

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OPIUM OF THE PEOPLE.

The title of this article is an extremely well-known extract from a criticism of religion by  Karl Marx. On the basis of much of the left confusion and error with regard to a contemporary problem of considerable magnitude, I think this … Continue reading

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SPLITS IN THE BRITISH LABOUR PARTY.

Only minutes after the announcement that Jeremy Corby had overwhelmingly won the leadership contest within the British Labour Party, the divisions within it were quickly exposed. The first snub by a Labour MP to the winner took place almost immediately … Continue reading

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