XR: the case for deliberative democracy

Image by Lambeth XR. ‘Extinction Rebellion needs to find ways of reaching the people who think we’re some sort of weird cult.’ This remark, made by a member of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) Citizens’ Assembly Working Group, is met by a spontaneous flurry of jazz hands from everyone in the small Kings College London meeting room. No, we’re More...

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By admin On Friday, January 24th, 2020
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‘Clean air doesn’t come for free’: The Champion Runner Hitting the Streets for Bernie

Clare Gallagher’s ultramarathon career is a story of pure grit. In 2017, she ran her first ever 100-mile race, the Leadville 100 – a race that is as mountainous as it is prestigious. She came in first place. More...

By admin On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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‘Progressive Patriotism’ Is Not the Way to Repair Labour’s Image

Shortly before declaring her candidature for the Labour leadership, Rebecca Long-Bailey called for a revival of what she termed “progressive patriotism” to restore the party’s fortunes in working More...

By admin On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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Don’t relocate the House of Lords – abolish it!

The new year may be young, but already the institutions of the British establishment are fraught with crisis. The first month of the new Johnson government has been defined by the art of the gimmick. First came More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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What the halloumi? Library tweets photo of rotting slice of cheese used as ‘bookmark’

Staff at the University of Liverpool Library were stunned to discover a rotting slice of processed cheese being used as a bookmark, sparking much amusement and revulsion on Twitter. A disgusted staff member tweeted More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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For Fox Sake

On this episode of #TyskySour, Michael Walker and Ash Sarkar discuss Laurence Fox and the culture wars, plus the latest on the Labour leadership. Novara Media  More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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Long-Bailey throws down the gauntlet with open selection pledge

After a slow start, the Labour leadership contest has been blown wide open by Rebecca Long-Bailey’s announcement in support of open selection. This bold pledge has certainly thrown a cat amongst the pigeons, More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at the age of 77

Welsh writer, director and member of the Monty Python comedy team Terry Jones has died aged 77, his agent said on Wednesday. Tributes are pouring in for the star on Twitter, with fans sharing their favorite moments More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Socialists and trade unionists chart the way forward after Brexit

Our Brexit, or Theirs – the LeFT Campaign’s North West event on Saturday saw a big turnout by trade unionists and socialists from across the region and beyond Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Big business panicked as clock counts down to Brexit

Despite Boris Johnson’s “Bung a Bob” crowdfunding appeal, Big Ben will not “bong for Brexit” at 11pm on 31st January. The Parliamentary Standards Committee has put its foot down and blocked the idea. More...