June wasn’t the end of May

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…)


Break the Law or break the poor?

Privateers will soon be running our public services

Privateers will soon be running all our public services

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…)

Pressing Problems (Momentum)

Ritchie Hunter gives his take on a ‘one off’(not typical) workshop during four packed days at the Black-E of friendly, informative and inspiring events.

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…)

The many stages of grief

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…)

Rumble in the Jungle!

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.