Discussion & Debate

In Praise of Non-conformists

Allan Todd writes: Probably most people in the UK accept the legitimacy of state power, because it’s seen as being based on a democratic constitution, law and ‘decency’. Which is strange, given that that ‘legitimate’ state has, over many years, inflicted inhuman cruelty and countless deaths across the world Read more »

Unite to Survive: The Case For a New Party Of The Left

Allan Todd writes: Only recently, XR’s ‘The Big One’ had the slogan ‘Unite To Survive’ – reflecting a growing recognition of the fact that we are currently facing a multitude of serious and intersecting crises: the ‘Cost of Living’ Crisis, Climate and Ecological Breakdown, a crisis of democracy, and a renewed threat of war – […] Read more »

Reject this Rotten Pay Offer

The leadership of the National Education Union (NEU) have rightly advised teachers in state schools to reject the Government pay offer. It is important that we urge teachers to reject this offer.The NEU states that the pay offer is not fully funded. This means that schools will have to pay teachers out of their school […] Read more »

Government to force the sick and aged back into work

Ian Hodson writes: Doctors are to be instructed by Government to stop signing people off sick from the workplace. In a new move to get people into the workplace it’s expected that Jeremy Hunt will announce measures that will include returning those who have taken early retirement Read more »

‘Anti-Wokery’ – Reasons to be Fearful

Is it possible for people to laugh themselves – unwittingly and by degrees – into fascism? Read more »

No Plan for Utopia. But a Better World is Necessary

I will not cease from mental fight, Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand Till we have built Jerusalem In England’s green and pleasant land. William Blake’s Jerusalem   Francis Fish writes: Read more »

Now is the Time

A contribution from Thelma Walker to the discussion about the need for a new mass left party. Read more »

Film Review: The Territory

The Territory (2022), directed by Alex Pritz, is a beautifully-shot and searingly-moving documentary film, focussed on the struggle by the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people to protect their way of life – and Brazil’s Amazon ever-decreasing rainforest – from destruction. Read more »

Film Review: Triangle of Sadness

If you like films that make you think, or that contain cutting political satire, or that simply have hilarious scenes of slapstick comedy, then the good news is that you can indulge all of your cinematic preferences by watching just one film! Read more »

A clear message for new PM Sunak: ‘Chaos costs lives’

By Allan Todd. On the afternoon of Monday 24 October – just as it became clear that Rishi Sunak was to be the latest incumbent in this on-going and constantly-changing succession of Tory PMs – I was one of over 30 Greenpeace activists who occupied Parliament. The purpose of this protest was to send a […] Read more »

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