The ‘elite’ need May, or more specifically the Tories, to continue their privatisation and cuts plan. They see Brexit as the opportunity to push through a sort of ‘shock doctrine’*, bringing in fundamental and irreversible change to the way society is run. (more…)
I’m trying to get my head around how Liverpool City Councillors can refuse to break the law and break the law at the same time. This is a sort of cognitive dissonance, where two opposing positions can be held; when cuts can be voted for by people who opposed them. (more…)
Am I the only person not to like I Daniel Blake. I ask because the film has received a cascade of good reviews and positive comments. So what is it that I disliked? Well most things. First, the story, there was none. Unless you accept a story as being: unemployed man has problems with his welfare benefit, meets single mum…then dies.
The main hall in the Black-E is full to overflowing; this has become a regular occurrence throughout the days of the ‘The World Transformed’. This session is called ‘What is Momentum for?” and participants sit in groups, at tables. We’ve been given five minutes to introduce ourselves to the other eight members of our group. (more…)
As is well known, slavery was one of the major political issues during the lifetime of the poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy. As they were growing up, the issue was steadily growing in prominence, as increasing numbers of people began to call for the abolition of the slave trade. (more…)
Walking through the picturesque village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral, I noticed a well-dressed elderly man wearing a suit and tie, plus waistcoat and jacket, he was also walking his dog, this image portrayed a proud man, still enjoying life in beautiful surroundings, but today, I am visiting my terminally ill father, this historic village serves only to remind me of decreasing life. (more…)
By Ritchie Hunter
Last week marked 40 years since the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, that amazing event in Zaire.
As we get older our history seems to become more marked by single events, and within this individuals who stood out. This focus is understandable because we need points of reference. But if we make the mistake of seeing events in isolation, then we miss the deeper story of contradictions that surround colourful characters.