Come on, answer in one word, ‘Yes or No’. “Terrorists – friends or not?”.

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The World Turned Upside Down

corbyn-arrest-rob-scottEver since the Twin Towers came down, mainstream (and therefore right-wing) media opinion has shoved this “choice” down our throats. It screams at us “Terrorists – yes or no?”, “Terrorists – friends or not?”. That’s all that’s needed. There’s no sense in which there might be any grey in what is posited as an utterly black and white question (“Condemn, you bastard and then shut up” is what they’re really saying of course). It started with Bush’s “you’re either with or against us” pledge to hunt down the terrorists and it led us directly to the illegal war in Iraq, and the loss of millions of innocent lives across multiple war zones. Yet still the answer is yes/no, apologise/condemn.

The word terrorist has become non-negotiable, a catch all for a huge variety of political causes and traditions. Like Thatcher’s condemnation of Mandela and the ANC, they can all be spoken…

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Understanding the Corbyn campaign: an interview with Max Shanly

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Understanding the Corbyn campaign: an interview with Max Shanly.

Understanding the Corbyn campaign: an interview with Max Shanly

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CAMPAIGN FOR DIANE & JEREMY!

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CAMPAIGN FOR DIANE & JEREMY!.

CAMPAIGN FOR DIANE & JEREMY!

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Labour Briefing

Diane Abbott urges us to support her for London Mayor – and Jeremy Corbyn for Leader

DianeI AM NOW ON THE SHORTLIST FOR LABOUR’S CANDIDATE FOR LONDON MAYOR. And, after unprecedented pressure from party members and activists, Jeremy Corbyn is on the ballot for the Labour Party leadership contest. The shortlisting of Jeremy and myself is the curtain raiser for a summer of campaigning. What is at stake is nothing less than the future of our party. Because now, more than ever, Labour needs a leadership which will fight for our people.

The most pressing issue facing us all is austerity. The Tory cuts will decimate both jobs and services. They want nothing less than to dismantle the public sector and widen inequality. There has been a great deal of talk about ‘aspiration’ in the Labour Party recently. But austerity will crush the aspirations of a generation of young people…

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Northern Resisters.. A book review.

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The poor side of life

I don’t often do this but I read this book quite recently and I thought it would be nice to share it with you all.
The book is titled Northern ReSisters:conversations with political women, written by Bernadette Hyland and was published on the 1 May 2015.ISBN 978-0-9932247-0-06 £5.95. It also is 75 pages long.

This book contains several interviews with a number of women from the north west who have been active in some way either in activism, the trade union movement and other important organisations that have helped to change the way we look upon the world. It includes interviews with women who spent time at Greenham Common, women involved in many different campaigns throughout the years. You may recognise or know some of the women in this book. I am also included in this book.

It sheds light on what it actually is like for a woman to…

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Solidarity from Carlisle to Greece: eyewitness report

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Solidarity from Carlisle to Greece: eyewitness report.

Solidarity from Carlisle to Greece: eyewitness report

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