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Is the Kibbutz Socialist?

In this essay, I will deal with the Kibbutz phenomenon from a purely political perspective, including my own experience of whether or not I found the Kibbutz to be a form of Socialism in Action, or a form of Actually Existing Socialism, to borrow the old CPGB line regarding the former Soviet bloc nations (plus … Continue reading

Better late than never

A new law came into force this month that gives the government wide-ranging new powers to prevent foreign takeovers of UK companies, or strategic stakes of 25 per cent or more. The National Security and Investment Act (NSIA) applies to sensitive sectors ranging from advanced materials to artificial intelligence, civil nuclear, ‘critical suppliers to government’, … Continue reading

LV= – RESIST THE BRIBES & PROPAGANDA & VOTE TO REJECT THE SALE TO PRIVATE EQUITY

LV= is planning to bring its status as a Mutual, owned by its members since 1843, to an end by selling it to a Private Equity group based in the United States. In order to achieve this, it must persuade 75% of its members to approve the deal (not ALL of its members, but of … Continue reading

Buy UK-made gifts this Xmas!

We’ve teamed up with the campaign Great UK Products You Can Buy and Solidarity Trade Union to produce some suggestions for UK-made Xmas gifts. Buying UK-made goods keeps our people in work, boosts our economy, and is more ecological (because supply chains are shorter). It’s a small way we can all make a positive difference. … Continue reading

Disputed U.S. elections – an old story

Although slavery was endemic in American society from the very first settlements in the 17th century the Civil War of 1861-65 promised a new beginning. The slave-owning Confederate states of the South surrendered to the Northern armies in 1865. Slavery had been abolished by the 13th Amendment to the constitution in 1863. The 15th Amendment … Continue reading

Ernest Bevin: Trade Unionist & Politician

When Winston Churchill was invited to form a government of National Unity on 10 May 1940, the day that the Nazis launched their offensive which was to reach the Channel coast within three weeks, the first name on the list of those he wished to serve in his cabinet was Ernest Bevin. This was truly … Continue reading

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