Sunday, October 6, 2019
To combat the climate crisis we need state intervention and planning. this is an opportunity for the left to argue for collective solutions to the planet's problems. Change must not be at the expense of individuals and the working class. Labour's Green Industrial Revolution policies, with their focus on climate justice, can unify all those who are interested in and affected by climate change, creating a broad movement.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Review of Andreas Malm's book, Fossil Capital. Malm traces the origins of global warming and shows how it is a product of capitalist industrial development. He also addresses contemporary issues: the urgency of the challenge to reduce carbon emissions and how this challenge can be met.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Many argue that "another Europe is possible", that the EU can be reformed. However, its structures and logic make that impossible. Neo-liberal capitalism is built into its treaties and the democratic mechanisms effectively do not exist to change that.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Dominic Cummings is Boris Johnson's most influential adviser and architect of his high stakes confrontational strategy, taking on his own party and its MPs, the Remain opposition and the EU. What are his background and beliefs?
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Through anti-working class legislation, inequality in access to the law and conspiracies of the corrupt, the rich and the powerful, working class people are denied justice. Through long, hard battles some have succeed in getting to the truth behind state cover-ups. Some battles continue. Grenfell, Orgreave, Hillsborough, Bloody Sunday are a few examples in a very long list.
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?