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The Overdetermined Dialectic: Althusser.

Martin Stirner kindly gives us a preview of Chapter 4 of his forthcoming book:  “Dialectic: From Hegel to Althusser”:  “The mystification which dialectics suffers at Hegel’s hands by no means prevents him from being the first to present its general form … Continue reading

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Dialectics, class consciousness and the philosophy of praxis

Introduction I’ve been intending to embark on a project to clarify the meaning of the noun dialectic and the adjective dialectical for many years because I believe that for many in the movement, these words are either obscure or misunderstood. … Continue reading

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Choosing hope over homophobia

By Daniel Pitt. Britain’s first ever same-sex weddings will be celebrated in a few weeks from now after decades of gradual progress, but the shadow of homophobia still hangs on nations across the world. 76 countries still criminalise homosexuality and … Continue reading

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Capitalism won’t solve climate crisis

The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has climbed to critical levels, with the latest measurement of this gas by Hawaiian observers puts it at 400 parts per million or the highest rate in human history to put it … Continue reading

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Racist scapegoating isn’t the answer

There are few things a Conservative is more adept at than stirring suspicious contempt of immigrants by employing racist scapegoats, as exemplified by a vile advertising campaign used across six London boroughs which involved a van telling illegal immigrants to … Continue reading

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Wake up from the outsourcing nightmare!

The abhorrent scandal of private firms abusing the power they were given by successive governments in controlling public services, from justice to welfare and health to defence, has once again been brought under public scrutiny as G4S and Serco were … Continue reading

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Spending Review spells further pain

George Osborne’s most recent budget perpetuates the disingenuous style of class war to protect the interests of an elite few. The government is poised to cut £11.5bn more as mapped out in a spending review which is undoubtedly geared towards … Continue reading

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The ‘precariat’ fighting for a better world

By Mark Wright This is the term given to many under paid over worked young people in particular but can apply to many those who are in and out of work all the time never knowing where the next pay … Continue reading

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The Iron Lady and the iron-lite economy

Thatcher came from a petit bourgeois background which is where she obtained her radicalism. She put the UK firmly on the path of de-industrialisation and her sale of council houses appealed to the petit-bourgeois/peasant mentality. The big bourgeois failed in their … Continue reading

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Sunderland anti-fascist coalition builds resistance to racist poison.

On Saturday 30th March the ‘Sunderland Anti-Fascist Coalition’ (SAFC) staged yet another demonstration in opposition to far right organisations, who are regularly taking to the streets of Millfield in Sunderland to spread racism and hate. On this occasion it was … Continue reading

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