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Hope for Chilean Democracy Based on Swiss Model remains

When Chile’s rejected constitution was drafted, the country looked to Switzerland for ideas on direct democracy. The rejected constitution was to replace the one used since the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, which had ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990. In October 2019, large swathes of the Chilean population took to the streets to protest … Continue reading

Technology Sovereignty: Why the UK Needs to Invest in & Protect Its Innovation

The UK has long been a powerhouse when it comes to technology. We have some of the best minds in the world working on everything from artificial intelligence to renewable energy. However, there are concerns that we could lose our edge – and our sovereignty – if we don’t take steps now to secure our … Continue reading

SNP exposed over support for sex pest boss “Groper” Grady

The Scottish National Party (SNP) declared that it had a “zero tolerance” approach to the sexual harassment of workers. Fine words. Yet the case of Patrick “Groper” Grady shows that these fine words don’t translate into actions. Grady was banned from the Commons for two days sexual misconduct towards a junior party employee and made … Continue reading

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

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