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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.

Screenshot of the Forbes website - article listing 2023 billionaires

The Obscene Wealth of Billionaires Highlights the Need for Systemic Change

The recently published Oxfam report revealing that the world’s five richest men doubled their wealth during the pandemic while billions were made poorer spotlights the obscene inequality generated by global capitalism and highlights the urgent need for systemic change centered on collective ownership and democratic control of workplaces and resources by the working class.