Here's How We Prepare to Be Ungovernable in 2017
A conversation with Kali Akuno, organizer with Cooperation Jackson and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. “We cannot and should not legitimize the transfer of authority to a right-wing populist who has neo-fascist orientations,” Kali Akuno told AlterNet over the phone. “We shouldn’t legitimize that rule in any form or fashion. We need to build a program of being ungovernable.”
Why I'm Skipping The Women's March on Washington [Op-Ed]
Jamilah Lemieux writes: "I don’t know that I serve my own mental health needs by putting my body on the line to feign solidarity with women who by and large didn’t have my back prior to November."
Mind faces boycott call after policy and campaigns manager joins DWP
Disabled activists have called for a boycott of the mental health charity Mind, and called on its chief executive to quit, after one of its managers agreed to spend a year working with the Departme…
The ‘anti-imperialism’ of idiots
Once more the western ‘anti-war’ movement has awoken to mobilise around Syria. This is the third time since 2011. The first was when Obama contemplated striking the Syrian regime’s military capability (but didn’t) following chemical attacks on the Ghouta in 2013, considered a ‘red line’. The second time was when Donald Trump ordered a strike…
Grassroots action proves effective in this edition of This Week, as Islington residents fight the council for better housing and facilities for their children. Racial tensions are high in the area and frank interviews with local inhabitants reveal conflicting attitudes to growing integration, while concerns about gentrification and poverty in London give the programme contemporary relevance.
The Limeliters - Harry Pollitt Lyrics
Lyrics to 'Harry Pollitt' by The Limeliters. Introduction: This one is the story of Harry Pollitt. Harry Pollit was at one time a very influential member of the Communist Party in England, until he was finally throwm out; and when they threw him out, they wrote a song about him as if he were dead. And it goes like this:
Caught at a crossroads: it's time to build an alternative to neoliberalism
Theresa May’s speech to the Conservative party conference in early October seemed to mark a clear turn in economic policy. It was condemned by the right-wing Institute of Economic Affairs as “an alarming attack on free markets” and by the Adam Smith Institute as “the opposite of pragmatic”. The Institute of Directors felt compelled to point out that “business leaders are not pantomime villains”. Here was the Conservative Party, the historic party of British capitalism, picking a fight with…