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  • in reply to: Liz Truss and LDIs #240039
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    “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.

    in reply to: Anti-Zionism is not anti-semitic #239952
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    Kim Johnson, MP, would also like to apologise for calling South Africa before the 1990’s, an apartheid state, and for calling a spade a spade. She recognises this as insensitive.

    in reply to: War in Ukraine #239620
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    These so-called journalists uncritically report Rishi Sunak saying the country can’t afford to give health care workers a pay rise, and then boast about how much aid they’re sending to Ukraine!

    in reply to: Paddy on GB News #239477
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    A typical member of the Ayn Rand Institute:

    in reply to: Paddy on GB News #239476
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    Firstly, excellent job, Paddy-Joe, if that is your real name. 😉

    My reaction to Yaron Brook:

    in reply to: Music #238432
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    All Together Now by the Farm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A52x1DOOJJM

    Remember boy, that your forefather’s died
    Lost in millions for a country’s pride
    Never mention the trenches of Belgium
    When they stopped fighting and they were one
    A spirit stronger than war was at work that night
    December 1914 cold, clear and bright
    Countries’ borders were right out of sight
    They joined together and decided not to fight
    All together now, all together now
    All together now in no man’s land (together)
    All together now (all together), all together now (all together)
    All together now (together, together)
    In no man’s land (together, together)
    The same old story again
    All those tears shed in vain
    Nothing learnt and nothing gained
    Only hope remains
    All together now, all together now
    All together now in no man’s land (together)
    All together now (all together), all together now (all together)
    All together now in no man’s land (together)
    All together now (all together now), all together now (all together now)
    All together now (together, together)
    In no man’s land (together, together)
    All together now (all together), all together now (all together)
    The boys had their say, they said no (all together now)
    Stop the slaughter, let’s go home
    Let’s go, let’s go (all together now)
    Let’s go (all together now), let’s go, let’s go
    The boys had their say, they said no (all together now)
    Stop the slaughter, let’s go home
    Let’s go, let’s go (all together now)
    Let’s go (all together now), let’s go home
    All together now (together, together)
    In no man’s land (together, together)
    All together now (all together now), all together now (all together)
    All together now (together, together)
    In no man’s land (together, together)
    All together now (all together, all together)
    All together now (all together now)
    All together now (together, together)
    In no man’s land (together, together)
    The boys had their say, they said no (all together now)
    Stop the slaughter, let’s go home
    Let’s go, let’s go (all together now)
    Let’s go (all together now)
    The boys had their say, they said no
    Stop the slaughter, let’s go home
    Let’s go, let’s go
    Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
    All together now (all together, all together)
    All together now (all together now)
    All together now (together, together)
    In no man’s land (together now)
    All together now
    All together now
    All together now
    All together now
    All together now
    All together now

    in reply to: Good News: And No Religion, Too #238235
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    in reply to: Film #238079
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    The Molly Maguires (1970)

    The Molly Maguires was a secret society of militant coal miners who battled their exploitation by mine owners with violence, intimidation… and sometimes murder. Based on actual events, this gripping story is a sympathetic and accurate account of the Irish-American miners’ struggle. Richard Harris plays a detective on undercover assignment for the owners, fighting to win the workers’ trust, and finally, fighting his own conscience. Sean Connery is the tough and suspicious leader of the Mollies who repeatedly tests the newcomer’s loyalty.

    https://www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk/rentals/the-molly-maguires-7239.html

    in reply to: Film #238078
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    Matewan (1987)

    Written and directed by John Sayles this 1920’s set drama based on real events, details the brutal battle between miners, strikebreakers and a corrupt coal mining company in a tense and emotional story of small-town poverty, bitterness and exploitation. When union man Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper) arrives in the backwater town of Matewan, West Virginia to organise a workforce to stand up against the Stone Mountain Coal company, he finds that instead of the men presenting a united force against their real enemy, they are embroiled in disputes between themselves as tensions rise between white miners and black workers.
    Despite all good intentions, the situation spirals out of all control and a bloody fight for livelihoods and dignity ensues.

    https://www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk/rentals/matewan-11857.html

    in reply to: Film #238077
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    Reds (1981)

    This film, based on actual events, tells the story of John Reed (Warren Beatty), American Communist, journalist and activist, whose love affair with writer/feminist Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton) unfolds against the explosive backdrop of the Russian Revolution.

    https://www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk/rentals/reds-11899.html

    in reply to: Music #237869
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    Rebel Girl by Rachel Hardy

    (Beautiful cover version of this Joe Hill song).

    in reply to: Music #237868
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    Do Anything You Wanna Do by Eddie & the Hotrods

    Gonna break out of the city
    Leave the people here behind
    Searching for adventure
    It’s the type of life to find
    Tired of doing day jobs
    With no thanks for what I do
    I’m sure I must be someone
    Now I’m gonna find out who

    Why don’t you ask them what they expect from you?
    Why don’t you tell them what you are gonna do?
    You’ll get so lonely, maybe it’s better that way
    It ain’t you only, you got something to say
    Do anything you wanna do
    Do anything you wanna do

    Don’t need no politicians to tell me things I shouldn’t be
    Neither no opticians to tell me what I oughta see
    No one tells you nothing even when you know they know
    But they tell you what you should do
    They don’t like to see you grow

    Why don’t you ask them what they expect from you?
    Why don’t you tell them what you are gonna do?
    You’ll get so lonely, maybe it’s better that way
    It ain’t you only, you got something to say
    Do anything you wanna do
    Do anything you wanna do

    Gonna break out of the city
    Leave the people here behind
    Searching for adventure
    It’s the type of life to find
    Tired of doing day jobs
    With no thanks for what I do
    I’m sure I must be someone
    Now I’m gonna find out who

    Why don’t you ask them what they expect from you?
    Why don’t you tell them what you’re gonna do?
    You’ll get so lonely, maybe it’s better that way
    It’ain’t you only, you got something to say
    Do anything you wanna do
    Do anything you wanna do

    in reply to: Iran tensions #237847
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    This question may have already been asked & answered on this thread, but, what do these protesters want, exactly?

    Anti-West reformists say they want the return of the Shah:

    “For weeks now the Iranian expat opposition, made up primarily of monarchist and far right fascists on the payroll of the US, Israel and the Saudis, have been promoting three days of nationwide strikes in Iran, set to begin yesterday. So yesterday, today and tomorrow the entire country of Iran, with a population of over 85 million, is shut down. Every shop, workplace, factory, public transit, busses, trains, trams, metros, kindergartens, middle schools, high schools, universities—it is all shut down, and the evil Islamic regime is on the verge of collapse now.

    “At least, that’s what every media outlet has been spewing since yesterday, from the Guardian to the BBC to German and French state media. It’s over. Rejoice, the Great Iranian Revolution of 2022 has been completed. The son of the fascist monarch who was overthrown will return gloriously to sit on his rightful throne again, and everyone will cheer and celebrate as the oil industry is handed over to Shell and Exxonmobil and Chevron. Democracy has returned, finally.” SOURCE: https://zeisquirrel.substack.com/p/a-simple-exercise-in-dispelling-media?fbclid=IwAR2i0wNJ23u3AeQwxF4oR2LFsOHywHAA7skZRh9eZAQFCAEzPZIfSwn11sA

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    in reply to: Music #237779
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    The General by Dispatch

    (Along with “Revolution” by Tracy Chapman, I also have to hold back the tears while listening to this song).

    in reply to: Music #237778
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    I haven’t completely caught up with this thread, so I apologise if these songs have already been posted.

    Peace Train by Yusuf Islam

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