Does anyone even know what socialism is?
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Does anyone even know what socialism is?

The term ‘socialism’ has taken a beating recently. Bandied around by slightly left-of-centre US social democrat Bernie Sanders and his zealot followers, the word has grown weary across the pond too. Fans and foes alike have hackneyed the term socialism in response to Jeremy Corbyn’s Old Labour declarations and anti-New Labour policies. But do these … Continue reading

A new era of consciousness in activism
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A new era of consciousness in activism

“You can’t make change by just talking about something.” “These protests and marches are useless. You can’t make change by just talking about something.” I was sharing some beers with my friend and I’d just told him about the solidarity stand I’d attended earlier that day. The campaign was in support of the 267 refugees … Continue reading

The US election for the 1%
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The US election for the 1%

Coming from the UK, I found the party campaign spending over the top and fruitless. In the 2010 General Election, individual candidates and national parties spent a whopping £45.5m, included in this figure were the unlimited (but public) donations which totaled £65,654,486 in 2014. According to the NY Times, In the current Presidential Election campaign … Continue reading

We all need to protect our workers’ rights and that includes supporting the tube strikes
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We all need to protect our workers’ rights and that includes supporting the tube strikes

We were all there last September marching for better wages, but what about better working conditions? Why are we setting up Facebook groups such as ‘Ban tube strikes’ and ‘We hate tube strikes’ and filling Twitter with endless abbreviated profanities directed at the underground staff (albeit 140 characters worth)? The strike is at an all-time … Continue reading

“It’s not just about economics, it’s about the community.” Is a local currency really the answer to the ever-declining high street?
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“It’s not just about economics, it’s about the community.” Is a local currency really the answer to the ever-declining high street?

Kingston has recently joined the country’s greats, Brixton and Bristol, with its implementation of a local pound as a means to benefit the local area. But why do local councils opt for this shift? And will it really benefit the local community in the long-run? “Not a replacement currency” Andrew Connolly, 55, co-founder of the … Continue reading