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Finishing what the miners started

Original Post in A World to Win Blog
By Corinna Lotz, secretary of A World to Win and Real Democracy Working Group activist.
Thirty years ago, a group of determined workers challenged the power of the British state. How close the miners came to defeating the Thatcher regime – with some Tories fearing a “revolutionary”[...]

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Romania testing ground for ruthless corporations

 

Original Post in A World to Win
By Matt Worsdale
17 December 2013
In a sign of what to expect if US corporate interests are allowed free reign in Europe, as outlined by the planned transatlantic trade deal, an alliance of oil giant Chevron and the Romanian state has evicted villagers opposed to exploration[...]

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Make 2014 the year of a leap into the future

Occupy Finsbury Square.
Original post in A World to Win
Contributed by the Real Democracy Working Group
31 December 2013
If last year witnessed the sudden and unexpected eruption of mass movements in countries from Brazil to Turkey, then 2014 is certain to see countless millions in many more countries become part of what is[...]

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LEFT UNITY: A CASE FOR THE REPUBLICAN SOCIALIST PLATFORM

A CASE FOR THE REPUBLICAN SOCIALIST PLATFORM
By Steve Freeman
“British politics urgently needs a new force – a movement on the Left to counter capitalism’s crisis. If a new, networked movement of the Left could agree on some key principles, and avoid creating another battleground for ultra-left sects, it could give a voice to[...]

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UKRAINIANS UP AGAINST OLIGARCHS.

By Corinnes Lotz of the Real Democracy Working Group

Ukrainians up against the oligarchs.
The tremendous popular movement that has taken control of the centre of Kiev to demand the departure of the government represents a wide spectrum of forces. They range from workers tired of falling living standards to rabid nationalists who hate everything[...]

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A PROPERTY OWNING OLIGARCHY HAS LONDON IN IT’S GRIP

The article below has been contributed by Corinna of the Real Democracy Working Group and she also writes for A World to Win.
A property-owning oligarchy has London in its grip
London is being transformed into a glass skyscraper for the super-rich and global property speculators while many of the things which have made Europe’s[...]

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LEFT UNITY – GETTING BEYOND DEAD END PARLIAMENTARY POLITICS

Getting beyond dead end parliamentary politics

We have an obligation to put forward comprehensive alternatives whose content is a transition beyond capitalism. Thinking about and working on what kind of democratic, networked organisations are needed to reflect these aspirations and support their achievement is where we should direct our energy.
Positioning yourself to the left[...]

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BACKLASH AGAINST BRAND SHOWS HE GOT IT RIGHT

A blog by Corinna Lotz
(Occupy activist and A World to Win secretary)
28 October 2013
Be worried. Be very worried. The “revolution” word got top billing on the BBC’s Newsnight. And, God forbid, the word “profit” was called “filthy” by a comedian, actor, radio host and author who has over seven million followers on[...]

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DEMOCRACY CAFE: THE PROSTITUTE STATE.

Thursday 24 October 2013 7pm
Democracy Cafe @ Cittie of Yorke pub , 22 High Holborn , WC1V 6BN.
Donnachadh McCarthy is a former Deputy Chair of the Liberal Democrats and columnist for The Independent. His experiences at the top of the Lib Dems have led him to believe that the democratic state has been[...]

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