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UK: Socialist Member of Parliament refuses to say if she’ll swear loyalty to the Country and Queen.

(UK) Yesterday the British Government issued new guidelines for the people who work within the Government . Civil servants and other holders of public office should swear an oath to British values. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid on writing in the...
by Eye On The World on Dec 18, 2016

Rodrigo Roa Duterte: Under a Socialist Lens

Duterte claims the "Left" will die for him. Where did he get that idea, when he is not even a trueSocialist? Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte is fond of claiming to be the only president elected from among the poor classes. By harping hi...
by New Philippine Revolution on Dec 18, 2016

A Socialist Economy for the 21st Century

First published at the Next System ProjectIn Next System Project Report 3, author and Tellus Institute co-founder Richard A. Rosen explores the changes he deems necessary for a modern definition of “socialism”, and describes key concepts and issu...
by London Green Left on Dec 18, 2016

UK: Socialist Member of Parliament refuses to say if she’ll swear loyalty to the Queen.

(UK) Yesterday the British Government issued new guidelines for the people who work within the Government . Civil servants and other holders of public office should swear an oath to British values. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid on writing in the...
by Eye On The World on Dec 18, 2016

George Monbiot Edges Towards Ecosocialism

Wanstead Flats in north east London is a CommonsThe Guardian columnist, George Monbiot, wrote a piece on Wednesday, entitled 'The case for despair is made. Now let’s start to get out of the mess we’re in.' Those familiar with his writing wil...
by London Green Left on Dec 16, 2016

Degrowth Is Punk as Fuck

Written by Aaron Vansintjan and Sam Bliss and first published at Common DreamsVery serious people often tell us that the word “degrowth” is too negative. People like happy, positive, nice things. Sure, the economy is systemati...
by London Green Left on Dec 11, 2016

Do Recent Political Events Signal the End of Neo-liberalism?

The Austrian Presidential election last week appears to have bucked the trend in a year of political victories for the right, indeed the far right. The left leaning and former Green, Alexander van der Bellen, defeated Norbert Hofer the far right cand...
by London Green Left on Dec 9, 2016

UK: Liberal hypocrite can't handle the truth

(London) For years the British people have asked for the right to vote on staying within the EU. For years MPs have refused them that right, saying that the people could not be trusted with a vote on the EU. Then David Cameron was voted in as PM in 2...
by Eye On The World on Dec 6, 2016

The Triumph and Tragedy of Revolution

November 15, 2016 It has been only a bare week after the election of the most authoritarian-minded president in American history, an unapologetic bigot to whom immigrants, Muslims, gay people, women, and minorities are lesser beings, an avaricious b...
by Poetry on the Loose on Dec 1, 2016

Guardian Says Green Party Should Move to the Right

On the first full day of the Green Party autumn conference, The Guardian newspaper runs an editorial piece entitled ‘The Guardian view on Green leadership: a challenge and an opportunity’ with the sub heading saying ‘The party should move on fr...
by London Green Left on Sep 3, 2016

What Does Brexit Mean for the Left?

The vast majority of the broad political left in the UK campaigned to remain in the European Union (EU), at the referendum on the UK’s membership in June this year. The vote, of course, went the other way, and now the country must decide on the pre...
by London Green Left on Sep 2, 2016

Marxism and the environment

This is an excerpt from the book Ecology and Socialism by Chris Williams and first published at International Socialist Review“The analysis of Nature into its individual parts, the grouping of the different natural processes and objects i...
by London Green Left on Aug 31, 2016

The enemy is not the climate; it’s capitalism

Written by Michael Gasser and first published at Santa Cruz Ecological JusticeIn a new article in the New Republic, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, probably the world’s most influential climate activist, argues that World War III has begun and that...
by London Green Left on Aug 28, 2016

Local Government can nudge us towards Ecosocialism

Conservative run Forest Heath District Council in Suffolk has purchased a 12.4MW solar farmat Toggam Farm in Lakenheath, in their area. The farm is 17.5 hectares in size and has over 47,000 solar panels in operation. It becomes the largest publically...
by London Green Left on Aug 24, 2016

Big Government Squanders Your Money with Relish & Abandon

Poor Man Survival Self Reliance tools for independent minded people… www.poormansurvivor.net ISSN 2161-5543 A Digest of Urban Survival Resources     "The trouble with most folks isn't so much their ignorance,   as knowing so many...
by Urban Survival Resources on Aug 23, 2016

Of course there are ‘Trotskyists’ in the Labour Party

Written by Dee SearleThe highly entertaining Labour leadership contest has taken a bizarre turn, with the Party’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson claiming to have evidence of “Trostkyist” infiltration into the Labour Party and Leader Jeremy Corbyn acc...
by London Green Left on Aug 22, 2016

The ecosocialist imperative - Review of Michael Lowy's book Ecosocialism

Written by Hannah Holleman and first published at International Socialist ReviewEcosocialism is an important introduction to Marxist strategies to stop environmental destruction. It assumes even greater importance since the 2015 United Nati...
by London Green Left on Aug 21, 2016

Green Party at 7% in Opinion Poll – Highest since the Green Surge as Labour Fall

A national opinion poll by TNS shows the Green Party at 7%, which is the highest poll rating since the Green surge, just prior to the general election in 2015. We are all somewhat sceptical of opinion polls after the recent failures to predict the ge...
by London Green Left on Aug 15, 2016

Book Review - Capitalism is the culprit

Written by Bill Crane and first published at International Socialist ReviewFossil Capital, which is the Swedish Marxist Andreas Malm’s first book in English, is a wide-ranging explanation of the manner in which capitalism tends toward climate crisi...
by London Green Left on Aug 14, 2016

The Myth of New Labour’s Electoral appeal to Labour Voters

After eighteen miserable years of Tory rule, Tony Blair’s New Labour was swept into office in 1997, with a landslide victory. I was as pleased as anyone to see the back of the Tories, and watching the results come in the early hours of Friday morni...
by London Green Left on Aug 12, 2016


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