Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Austerity is taking its toll with life expectancy in Britain beginning to decline. We have come to expect that the lives of the next generation will be better than those of the one before, however, inequality and poverty are for the first time rolling back people's life chances.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
In one of the richest cities in the world ordinary people find it increasingly difficult to live their lives. in particular there is an acute shortage of affordable housing, yet the draft London Plan is skewed not to their needs but towards the interests of developers and growth at all costs.
Monday, September 30, 2019
US companies dominate the internet and social media, gathering huge amounts of information about their users. But is it possible to stop using Google, Facebook etc? What alternatives are there?
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Social media giants have intervened in the Hong Kong protests, blocking accounts favourable to the Chinese government. The protesters are also supported financially by the united States.
Friday, September 27, 2019
At the height of the Cold War the US government through the CIA established the Congress for Cultural Freedom which promoted anti-communist propaganda. It funded magazines, conferences and artistic festivals. The CCF was the front for this secret programme designed ultimately to support capitalist values and the US way of life. In pursuit of this it sponsored many well-known artists, writers and musicians.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
In common with other recent "free" trade deals, the Trans-Pacific Partnership favours big companies over people. It abolishes democracy and national sovereignty by enabling courts to over-rule governments at the behest of corporations. The struggle against the TTP in Chile united many diverse movements and politicians, changing the political scene there.