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May 16, 2023 at 4:25 pm in reply to: Labour Party facing bankruptcy #243403
“Apparently the local elections weren’t quite good enough to ensure Labour gets an overall majority in next year’s general election.”
They have nothing to worry about. The Electoral Calculus predicts (if there were a general election this month) Labour would win 63% of the seats.
The SNP, however, are suffering a set-back. Their prediction has gone down from 8% of the seats (a few months ago) to just 5% now.
“Sally Field is unforgettable as Norma Rae, the Southern millworker who revolutionizes a small town and discovers a power in herself she never knew she had. Under the guidance of a New York unionizer (Ron Leibman) and with increasing courage and determination, Norma Rae organizes her fellow factory workers to fight for better conditions and wages.”
https://www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk/rentals/norma-rae-11142.htmlMarch 25, 2023 at 12:23 pm in reply to: Glenn Beck and the SPGB #241850
Venezuela isn’t even state-capitalist; the private sector makes-up 70% of its economy.
Another common misconception about Venezuela is that it isn’t a democratic country.
Right-wing commentators also conveniently forget about the role economic sanctions play in the crisis in that country.
Thanks, Mr. Finch.February 15, 2023 at 7:13 pm in reply to: Extinction Rebellion protesters block Luton airport private jet terminals #240426
Hopefully, one day the workers of the world will see the light & fight capitalism, instead of its symptoms.February 10, 2023 at 6:36 pm in reply to: Burt Bacharach dies 94 #240201
I don’t know much about card games, so thought you were being serious before looking it up! LOL 🙂February 10, 2023 at 1:11 pm in reply to: War in Ukraine #240182
Have you noticed that the longer ago a war was, the more honest historians (& the media) are about it?
Take the Franco-Prussian war, for example. This is how Wikipedia describes the cause of it: “The conflict was caused primarily by France’s determination to reassert its dominant position in continental Europe, which appeared in question following the decisive Prussian victory over Austria in 1866. According to some historians, Prussian chancellor Otto von Bismarck deliberately provoked the French into declaring war on Prussia in order to induce four independent southern German states — Baden, Württemberg, Bavaria and Hesse-Darmstadt — to join the North German Confederation; other historians contend that Bismarck exploited the circumstances as they unfolded. All agree that Bismarck recognized the potential for new German alliances, given the situation as a whole.”
And the result: “Following an armistice with France, the Treaty of Frankfurt was signed on 10 May 1871, giving Germany billions of francs in war indemnity, as well as most of Alsace and parts of Lorraine [most of which spoke German dialects], which became the Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorrain.
“The war had a lasting impact on Europe. By hastening German unification [with the exception of Austria], the war significantly altered the balance of power on the continent.”
Notice there’s nothing here about fighting for freedom & democracy. It states what the war was really about.February 10, 2023 at 11:27 am in reply to: Burt Bacharach dies 94 #240177
If I don’t post this beautiful song, I’m certain someone else would. It’s been used in a few films; most notably “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” (starring Robert Culp, my luuuv <3, Elliott Gould, and Dyan Cannon).
More like: “Give a world from each according to ability to each according to need, a chance.”
Doesn’t that just roll off the tongue?
Anyway, here’s “Working Class Man” by Jimmy Barnes:February 7, 2023 at 8:02 pm in reply to: Revolution Festival (Socialist Appeal) #240060
That explains this: http://search.electoralcommission.org.uk/English/Registrations/PP108
Thanks Alan & ALB for your very helpful information. 🙂
Mother, Mother by Tracy Bonham [if capitalism were a song, it would be this]
Flagpole Sitta by Harvey DangerFebruary 7, 2023 at 3:54 pm in reply to: Revolution Festival (Socialist Appeal) #240055
What’s the deal with SPEW stealing our name, anyway?
The Electoral Commission says that if you’re creating a new political party, you’re not allowed to have the same name as another, or a name that is so similar to another party that it causes confusion between the two.February 7, 2023 at 3:44 pm in reply to: Revolution Festival (Socialist Appeal) #240054
Trots know capitalism can’t be reformed. They keep telling workers to support reforms & vote for the Labour Party because they think workers will find out for themselves that it can’t be reformed, and so decide to help the vanguard party to take over the country.February 6, 2023 at 1:28 pm in reply to: Liz Truss and LDIs #240039
“You can bring a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.”
The reason why we don’t live in world socialism, even though the World Socialist Movement has existed since 1904.