John McDonnell at The Peoples Assembly Against Austerity

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Targets should be to tackle homelessness, food banks, joblessness, withdrawal of social care, climate change not GDP which just measures how much wealth has moved to the top.   John McDonnell MP Shadow Chancellor The Peoples Assembly Against Austerity 05 … Continue reading

Britain in Syria: a gift to ISIS

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Britain in Syria: a gift to ISIS Paul Rogers 3 December 2015 openDemocracy   The lower house of the British parliament voted late on 2 December to extend the country’s air war to Syria.  The United Kingdom will thus become … Continue reading

Sickening hypocrisy exposed by the death of a child..

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“We’ll Drop Bombs On You To Help You, But We Won’t Give You An Escape Route” by Martin Odoni   First posted 3rd September 2015 There are numerous aspects of the varied British reactions to the Syrian Refugee Crisis deserving of … Continue reading

Not one will be forgotten: the lies that take us to war

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Not one will be forgotten: the lies that take us to war By CJ Stone, previously published here  War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it. George Orwell For the … Continue reading

Welcome to the 21st Century – The Crisis of Civilization

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Nafeez Ahmed’s 2011 “Crisis of civilization” film  (80 minutes) brings together the emerging economical, political and environmental trends that are likely to shape our common future over the next few decades.  The main thrust of Nafeez Ahmed’s argument is that … Continue reading

Britain’s High Spend on Foreign Wars and Adventures Must End

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Britain can increase investment by slashing military spending By Michael Burke (From Socialist Economic Bulletin) The momentous decision by Parliament on August 29 not to participate in a military attack on Syria raises important points both for the trends in … Continue reading