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This latest blog post from David Malone really needs urgent consideration!!!
"We have lost, given away, pawned the power we once claimed. We have ceased to be who we once were. Or at least who we claimed and hoped to be – The People. Now who are we? The Consumer? The Unemployed. The Unwanted? ”We, the Unwanted” does not have…Continue
Sooner or later someone is going to stand up and be counted and 99% of the country will be right behind him - or her!
How about Owen Jones?
"We desperately need an Agenda of Hope. It is a series of policies that the next Government must implement if it is going to transform our country. They…Continue
Added by joe taylor on January 27, 2014 at 20:27 — No Comments
I posted on my blog the other day about the news that food banks are now providing 'kettle boxes' for clients who are too hard-up to be able to heat their food parcels. It makes you wonder how desperate people will have to become before politicians accept that welfare cuts have gone too far.
It's good to see discussion of a basic income starting on this network. It needs to be put forward as a real alternative to the welfare wars. I posted some initial thoughts here:…Continue
Added by Natascha muller on January 8, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments
In the course of two decades as a political reporter my most powerful experience of this kind came when a friend drew my attention to a 20-page article in an obscure academic journal.
Written by the political scientists Richard Katz and Peter Mair, and called “The Emergence of a Cartel Party”, it immediately explained almost everything that had perplexed me as a lobby correspondent: the unhealthy similarity between supposedly rival parties; the corruption…
In 2014 the media will be filled with commemorations of the First World War. Many of them will be poignant, but few will examine what the unparalleled suffering of 1914-1918 was for. I wrote this on my blog the other day:
Appalling circumstances often give rise to heroism and superhuman endeavour. Better by far though to have the courage to oppose the actions and attitudes that give rise to appalling circumstances.