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Yeats Was Right: The Worst are Full of Passionate Intensity

As the 40th anniversary of the divisive 1984 UK miners’ strike approaches, this post explores the passionate but vanishing working class solidarity that defined the dispute, contrasting it with the current decaying state of British politics.

9th National Ceasefire Now march, to Israeli Embassy London 17th February 2024.

Ghosts of Thatcherism

The UK government’s attack on dissent and protest rights echoes a long history of state suppression, revealing a deep fear of the power of a mobilised working class.

Tories Out

Capitalist Decay And The Tory Crisis

The Conservative Party’s recent by-election failures highlight more than just their own incompetence. They point to a fundamental crisis within the capitalist system itself, a system which the Conservatives strive to preserve amidst increasing dysfunction.

NVIDIA crystal logo cube

The Threat of Artificial Superintelligence

The development of artificial superintelligence (ASI) brings with it both great promise and great risk for humanity. This post explores the threats that unchecked ASI poses in concentrating power and wealth, as well as the need for deliberate governance and democratisation of this technology to harness its benefits for the global public good.

ME TU image - person holding placade which states TUC - stand down perpetrators.

GMB women letter to Yorks and Humber region

This letter from the GMB Women group highlights ongoing issues of bullying and harassment within the union, especially targeting women members. It calls for solidarity to address these problems and reinstate suspended members.

Front cover of The Times newspaper 27th December 2023

Ending the Privileged Pursuit

The chaos of the “traditional” Boxing Day hunts has ended, with the saboteurs doing all they could to disrupt the hunts; yet we still saw a fox ripped apart by an out-of-control packs of hounds. It’s now time for the Labour Party to commit to ending the blood sport of the ruling class once and for all.