Sunday, November 11, 2018
The corporate image that HSBC likes to portray to the world is very different from its history, ranging from complicity in the Chinese opium trade right up to today in promoting arms sales to Israel. This, of course, is all about maximising profit. Campaigners for boycott, divestment and sanctions are now taking the company on.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
2018 sees the 100th anniversary of the trial of John McLean, the Scottish socialist and fierce opponent of the First World War. Facing charges of sedition McLean opted to defend himself and his speech from the dock is a classic denunciation of capitalism.
Friday, November 9, 2018
An exhibition at the British Library which offered a potted history of relations between Britain and the Caribbean. Very timely in view of recent revelations about the mistreatment of British citizens of Caribbean origin.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Millions of working households in Germany live in poverty.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Review of the 2018 film by Spike Lee.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Review of the book The white working-class - what everyone needs to know by Justin Gest.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Capitalism's dangerous world and the prospects for socialism. Hear top speakers and join the debate on the global crisis and conflicts, the situation here in Britain and the prospects for progressive change.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The Tory government is staggering from one crisis to another with the Prime minister loosing three key ministers to scandals including the mistreatment of the Windrush generation. the NHS is in crisis as is the rail system with increasing calls for nationalisation with chaos round new timetables and the failure of Virgin Trains on the East coast mainline. The collapse of Carillion is an indictment of 21st century British capitalism.