All posts tagged austerity

Brazil’s Mega-Event Revolt: In Search of a Real ‘Legacy’

Matthew Richmond discusses the recent protests in Brazil and argues for the positive, if unexpected, social role of mega sporting events. As in other recent large-scale examples of urban unrest, the current protests in Brazil’s major cities bring together an […]

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Left Unity: A chaotic yet positive start

On Saturday 11 May, over 100 people attended the first meeting of Left Unity in central London. Delegates and volunteers came from across the country, representing dozens of groups big and small. Participants ranged from those in left organisations, political […]

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The Spirit of ’45: an elegy to another time?

Stuart King gives his thoughts on the documentary film from Ken Loach

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Video: Zita Holbourne on racism, riots and resistance

In the third of our Radical Voices interview series we spoke to anti-racist activist, poet and trade unionist, Zita Holbourne, about the riots, activism, and the fightback against the cuts.  

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Birmingham: the only democracy we have is resistance

Originally posted at Slaney Street Blog The destruction of Birmingham’s local services leaves people with only one option to express themselves democratically: protests. Today dozens of people blockaded the council house at every entrance, which had Birmingham residents linking arms […]

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The debt crisis in Ireland worsens

The Irish government bails out the banks once again, writes Joseph Loughnane

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Video: Jairus Banaji on theory, neoliberalism, and the left

In the second of our Radical Voices interview series we spoke to Marxist scholar Jairus Banaji, author of “Theory as History”, about the impact of neoliberalism on every aspect of our lives, the role of theory in radical politics, and […]

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The potential of a People’s Assembly

Is the Peoples Assembly a gamechanger? asks Mark Booth

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