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    New Labour is dead

    Tariq Ali
    05 May 2008
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    This is managed democracy

    aleksej
    17 April 2010
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    Given the actual consensus among the party leaders of the three main political parties in Britain, it was amazing to see how many differences they managed to manufacture during last week's televised debate.

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    Beyond the casino state

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 March 2010
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    Still in thrall to neoliberal nostrums, British politicians compete to dismantle the state as a provider of services, leaving its function as primarily a prop to private capital.

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    Osborne's airbrushed co-op policy

    Hilary Wainwright
    17 February 2010
    Article

    For all the Tories' fine talk of empowered workers, their plans would only undermine the public sector's democratic rebirth.

  6. AV is not perfect, but we need it for plurality

    Hilary Wainwright
    29 April 2011
    Article

    The first-past-the-post voting system in the UK has led to the slow death of a critical political culture. Saying yes in the referendum on a proposed Alternative Voting (AV) system would at least give oxygen to debate.

  7. Cuts, cancer and resistance

    aleksej
    15 November 2010
    Article

    The new and extreme austerity measures being introduced by the UK's conservative government will mean that one fifth of everything the national health service does will stop; and this will disproportionately hit cancer patients.

  8. sustainable agro-business, Uruguay

    Energy democracy and public ownership

    Daniel Chavez
    04 December 2018
    Article

    Uruguay and Costa Rica are world leaders in clean, public, democratically accountable energy. Their success owes much to state-owned companies with the power to drive systemic change.

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    Operation Muslim Vote

    Naima Bouteldja
    17 November 2005
    Article

    There is a spectre haunting the British General Election: "the spectre of the 'Muslim vote".

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    En el ojo del huracán

    26 January 2006
    Article
  11. Examining Barcelona en Comu's attempt to be a movement-party

    06 March 2018
    Paper

    The radical citizens' movement and party, Barcelona en Comú, has a goal of democratizing the relationship between civil society and city institutions by transforming the traditional structures of political parties and creating new formsof democratic political participation. Through the study of one of the city's many neighbourhood assemblies, Zelinka examines whether it is possible for a political organization to be movement and institution at the same time and what kind of challenges, conflicts and opportunities emerge through this undertaking.

  12. Our Democracy instead of Their Austerity

    13 November 2012
    Declaration

    We call for a European permanent mobilization to support the fights against the crisis and build a future for everyone in Europe and in the world.

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    UK election: democracy and inequality

    aleksej
    11 April 2010
    Article

    The media frenzy and the ferocity of political competition in the coming general election in Britain will be in inverse proportion to the enthusiasm of the voters, who are being offered little in the way of real political choice.

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    Reaping what they have sown

    Hilary Wainwright
    06 May 2008
    Article
  15. UK election: No political parties offered "big ideas to match the depth of crises”

    Hilary Wainwright
    14 May 2010

    What we saw in the UK election campaign and the recent coalition deal is the level of opportunism amongst the political parties, and the real absence of politics and ideas on how to deal with major crises in the economy, over climate change and of our political institutions.

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    Now to complete the democratic revolution

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 May 2009
    Article
    The current anger in Britain over MPs' misuse of public money is more than outrage at the pathetic greed of public representatives. It is a fury over a deep-seated failure of public control of public money, that should now be the basis of a movement to complete the unfinished struggle for popular sovereignty
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    Britain’s no choice election

    aleksej
    01 April 2010
    Article

    For all its democratic claims, the election campaign in Britain serves mainly to obscure the truths about our unequal and unsustainable society.

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    The left lacuna

    aleksej
    15 April 2010
    Article

    Although there will be left candidates and groups on the ballot in many constituencies in the coming British general election, there will be no single, widely-recognised, nationwide, left alternative. That is a tragedy from which no one can take comfort.

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