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A new Agreement of the People for 2012
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In 1647, during the English Revolution, the Levellers set out an Agreement of the People because relations between the people, parliament and the monarchy had broken down (see the attached paper at…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by joe taylor Nov 1, 2012.

 

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Budget squeezes the middle leaving the corporations untouched

Unable to find ways of getting the global corporations like Google, Apple and Facebook to pay taxes in the UK, chancellor Philip Hammond’s stop-gap budget instead turns the screw on ‘ordinary working people’ and small businesses.Hours before the budget announcement came news that inflation is rising to 2.4% and real incomes…See More
Mar 10
A blog post by Gerry Gold was featured

Trump: from democracy to tyranny

So, Donald Trump is now President of the United States of America, and its Commander-in-Chief.In his inaugural speech, Trump made no reference to his party, Congress, or any other means by which he expects to accomplish the sweeping change he promised. Instead, he once again promised that he personally will deliver a national…See More
Jan 25
Gerry Gold posted a blog post

Trump: from democracy to tyranny

So, Donald Trump is now President of the United States of America, and its Commander-in-Chief.In his inaugural speech, Trump made no reference to his party, Congress, or any other means by which he expects to accomplish the sweeping change he promised. Instead, he once again promised that he personally will deliver a national…See More
Jan 25
Gerry Gold posted a blog post

From democracy to tyranny

So, Donald Trump is now President of the United States of America, and its Commander-in-Chief.In his inaugural speech, Trump made no reference to his party, Congress, or any other means by which he expects to accomplish the sweeping change he promised. Instead, he once again promised that he personally will deliver a national restoration: “I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down,” he said. “America will start winning again, winning like never…See More
Jan 21
A blog post by Gerry Gold was featured

Hammond fiddles while the economy burns up

We had to wait for elder statesman Ken Clarke in questions from MPs to introduce, ever so gently, a reference to the threat of recession. It was the first and last time even a hint of reality entered the proceedings of the chancellor’s autumn statement.Beyond the borders of the UK, however, and beyond the influence of the Tory government, the global economy is riven with crises of unprecedented proportions. Their consequences are being felt everywhere already. Much worse is looming.Philip…See More
Nov 24, 2016
Gerry Gold posted a blog post

Only a struggle for democratic power can defeat Trump and the system

Under 30 years ago, the US philosopher Francis Fukuyama announced that  political history would end by showing, as the Cold War finished, that constitutional, representative democracy and capitalism like America’s would prove the only viable system for the modern age.This week a right-wing led insurgency against the very same political and economic system propelled maverick billionaire businessman…See More
Nov 11, 2016
Gerry Gold posted a blog post

Brexit constitutional crisis reflects deeper disquiet

People rarely get the chance to have a direct say in political affairs but when they do, the consequences can be dramatic as the constitutional crisis that has erupted over Brexit testifies.Parliament and the government are at bitter odds with each other, and Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, has announced plans for a new independence referendum on the grounds that her country voted heavily to remain in the European Union.Oh, and there’s a major court case under way over the scope of…See More
Oct 16, 2016
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Towards a Real Democracy in the UK and Ireland at online

October 18, 2016 from 7pm to 8:30pm
with contributors from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.The democratic revolution that Jeremy Corbyn hopes for will require more than victory at a general election. For the existing political-state system is inherently hostile to any whiff of substantial change that might threaten the status quo. Real power lies not with Parliament or even the government but with extra-parliamentary forces – the corporations, financial markets and global investment banks.They wield their power through…See More
Oct 16, 2016
A blog post by Gerry Gold was featured

How a social movement behind Corbyn can defeat the Tories

The re-election of Jeremy Corbyn is an historic defeat for Labour’s right wing, the mainstream media and the political establishment. Now, the social movement behind his resounding victory can inspire the defeat of the Tories well before 2020.We cannot wait until the next scheduled general election. By then, the NHS will be in pieces, public services cut to the bone and schools turned en masse into privately-run academies or grammars. Inequality is certain to widen and planned boundary changes…See More
Oct 1, 2016
Gerry Gold posted a blog post

How a social movement behind Corbyn can defeat the Tories

The re-election of Jeremy Corbyn is an historic defeat for Labour’s right wing, the mainstream media and the political establishment. Now, the social movement behind his resounding victory can inspire the defeat of the Tories well before 2020.We cannot wait until the next scheduled general election. By then, the NHS will be in pieces, public services cut to the bone and schools turned en masse into privately-run academies or grammars. Inequality is certain to widen and planned boundary changes…See More
Oct 1, 2016
A blog post by Gerry Gold was featured

Out of the political chaos something positive emerges

Time for a new UK citizens’ constitutionGuardian letterThe EU referendum has raised important questions about where power lies and where it should lie, which won’t be seriously addressed without…See More
Jul 3, 2016
Gerry Gold posted a blog post

Steel’s collapse is the crisis of the capitalist system itself

Tata's threat to end steel making comes as a huge shock for communities throughout the UK, but for the global conglomerate the decision to terminate its loss-making operations in Britain was surely a no-brainer.And despite loud protestations from the Cameron government neither should it have been a surprise. According to the OECD club of rich capitalist countries, in a policy paper published early in 2015, “excess capacity…See More
Apr 12, 2016
Gerry Gold posted a blog post

Why Labour should vote for Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn’s barnstorming campaign for the Labour leadership is intensifying the fear and panic at the top of a party that is displaying all the signs of fragmentation and a collective nervous breakdown.The reappearance of former prime minister Tony Blair in order to attack Corbyn will surely add to the growing support for the Labour left-winger.- See more See More
Jul 23, 2015
Gerry Gold posted a blog post

Defend Greek people against the Troika’s coup d’état

The financial crisis sweeping impoverished Greece alongside the turmoil in global markets, is the outcome of the resistance by an elected anti-austerity government to a political coup plotted by a notorious Troika of undemocratic institutions.The International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission continue to demand unconditional surrender from the Syriza government to their terms for continuing with debt support.Their refusal to renegotiate an onerous bail-out,…See More
Jun 30, 2015
Gerry Gold posted a blog post

The ConDem’s Autumn Statement is a declaration of war on the people

The cuts to government spending over the next five years will significantly exceed those made in the last five. Be warned: the austerity we’ve seen so far was only the warm-up for the main event. The scale of future cuts proposed by the Tories is so vast and almost unimaginable that it’s impossible to envisage any government carrying them through without provoking massive social and civil unrest. In effect, the ConDems yesterday declared all-out war on the people.…See More
Dec 4, 2014
Gerry Gold commented on joe taylor's blog post Poverty is getting worse - even among working families, according to major new study - The Independent
"The two stunning charts here show how rapidly inequality has accelerated and grown in the last period. Click on the left hand one to see the whole chart for Sweden - very surprising. The right hand one is the USA, maybe less surprising but…"
Oct 6, 2014

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I'm involved in A World to Win, the Dryslwyn Community Shop, Transition Town Llandeilo and a group working to take over and run the long defunct Provision Market Hall, to provide vital services to the community.

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Six reasons to demand a fresh general election right now

Tories out

The Tories are playing for time, desperately trying to reorganise themselves after their harrowing election campaign.

That’s a good reason why we should step up the campaign for a fresh election and complete the unfinished business of June 8 by consigning Theresa May’s weak and divided government to history.

The tens of thousands on London’s streets on July 1 were of one voice…

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Posted on July 3, 2017 at 15:51

#Grenfell Tower – act against system failure

Grenfell Tower in flames The anger mixed with compassion over the Grenfell Tower fire is threatening to turn into a conflagration of its own as the estimated number of dead soars.

The wave of support by local communities is in sharp contrast to the cruelty that now dominates a system.  The few luxuriate in obscene wealth while the many struggle to survive.

It is crystal clear that the shocking casualties in west London were entirely avoidable. Repeated pleas and warnings by residents about…

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Posted on June 16, 2017 at 19:08 — 2 Comments

Brexit can wait. Democracy can’t. Demand a new election now!

Demand new election now

The popular social movement that swept Jeremy Corbyn to within touching distance of Downing Street should be sustained until the illegitimate, Tory-DUP government is removed from office and another election held.

Theresa May has no mandate to rule, having lost her overall majority by gambling on an unnecessary general election. The aim was to shore up her position inside the Tory Party. Instead, she is now a lame duck, a prime minister without authority both inside…

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Posted on June 10, 2017 at 15:30

Budget squeezes the middle leaving the corporations untouched

Unable to find ways of getting the global corporations like Google, Apple and Facebook to pay taxes in the UK, chancellor Philip Hammond’s stop-gap budget instead turns the screw on ‘ordinary working people’ and small businesses.

Hours before the budget announcement came…

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Posted on March 9, 2017 at 17:00

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