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*Society*

Alternatives to capitalism: Derek Wall’s Economics After Capitalism (2015)

In his book Economics After Capitalism: A Guide to the Ruins and a Road to the Future (Pluto Press, 2015), Derek Wall (International Coordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales) discusses…
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*Essays*

The Idea of Communism

"From Plato onwards, Communism is the only political idea worthy of a philosopher" - Alain Badiou "Do not be afraid, join us, come back! You've had your anti-communist fun, and…
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Being Human – and refusing ecocide

Where are the proposals, the routemaps, to help us disentangle ourselves from the ecocidal economic growth machine we have been convinced we are wedded to? There are clearly many such…
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*Uncategorized*

Prefiguring the kinder society we want

To resist the attempts of those who seek to drag yet more wealth away from ordinary people to fill the coffers of those who brought us the financial crisis, we…
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The Global North – the need to prepare for two very different scenarios

The economic and political situation is clearly volatile rather than static. It can all go either way very quickly, that our response (or lack of one) is what will make…
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What are current political conditions, and how could a Commons approach flourish in them?

In Robin McAlpine’s superb analysis (After the election . . . where next for Scottish Politics?) the Scottish Parliamentary Holyrood May 2011 election was about a long term process in…
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Can we criticise the current system in a way that prefigures and enables a more just society?

In a recent interview, the BBC’s political editor Andrew Marr asks Noam Chomsky whether he thinks Marr is “self-censoring”. Chomsky replies by saying, in effect: No, there is no self-censorship…
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