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16 February 2021
The BLM protests and school strikes on the climate have been portrayed as some kind of 'Marxist conspiracy'.
21 October 2020
Millennials across the globe are more discontented and more disillusioned with how democracy works than any generation in living memory
5 February 2020
The strategists of capitalism are worried. Global levels of distrust in democracy are at an all-time high. In reality, this represents a growing dissatisfaction with capitalism itself.
11 September 2019
Parliament is packed with pro-capitalist politicians who neither reflect the balance of the views of the electorate on Brexit, nor the needs of the working class to overturn austerity.
28 June 2016
A genuine socialist government would not be dictatorial. On the contrary, it would extend and deepen democracy enormously. This would be much more far-reaching than the parliamentary democracies of capitalism...
20 May 2015
The Tories plan to announce a raft of new 'anti-extremism' powers for the state in the Queen's Speech on 27 May alongside their proposed scrapping of the Human Rights Act
26 November 2014
Google up The People Speak: Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport and you find a BBC news video...
10 August 2013
A genuine socialist government would not be dictatorial. On the contrary, it would extend and deepen democracy enormously
10 March 2010
Don't let Unison democracy go up in smoke!
Join Unison members outside Congress House on Great Russell Street, London, Monday 15 March 6pm onwards - Unison members bring your letters from Unison HQ to burn!
1 July 2009
There has been much talk in the wake of the MPs' expenses scandals of the need to make politicians more accountable, extend democracy and empower people and their communities, writes James Kerr, Lewisham Socialist Party.
27 May 2009
"A Very British Revolution," thundered the Telegraph in the aftermath of the ejection from the House of Commons of Speaker Michael Martin, the first time this has happened since 1695. Shades of 'Jacobinism'? Not if you listen to the enraged voices of the 'street', writes Peter Taaffe
27 May 2009
Bob Crow and Dave Nellist say why you should vote No2EU: The coalition that we've assembled in the last few weeks for this election is campaigning against privatisation, against low pay, against MPs' 'expenses' and the gravy train, writes Dave Nellist Socialist Party councillor, Coventry.
13 May 2009
This year's Wales TUC, meeting in Llandudno from 19-21 May, looks likely to be the last annual gathering of the conference, writes Alec Thraves, Swansea trades council delegate.
22 April 2009
NUT fringe meeting: Reflecting the interest this electoral initiative has sparked, over 70 people packed into a meeting room to hear the case for the No2EU - yes to democracy campaign...
26 July 2007
THE BROWN government has produced a green paper on local democracy, entitled the 'Governance of Britain'...
24 August 2001
NEARLY TWO months ago, Mick O'Reilly, the regional secretary of the Amalgamated and General Workers Union (ATGWU) and its Belfast organiser, Eugene McGlone were suspended by Bill Morris, the general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU) in Britain...
14 July 2000
The establishment claims Britain has had a strong democracy for over 100 years. But as JANE JAMES explains, things are not as democratic as they seem. Many democratic rights are being eroded by Blair...
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