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Materialism and Empiro-criticism (Part 9)

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 26th Jun 2013
Thomas Riggins discusses Lenin's take on the views of two materialist philosophers, Feuerbach and Dietzgen... [read more]

Not The Wharton Bill

by David Lindsay

Mon 24th Jun 2013
When James Wharton stages his Canute-like attempt to prevent Labour from taking back Stockton South, then that party ought to put down an amendment declining to give the 'Daft Bill' a Second Reading in view of its entire failure to address some issues, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]

Slavko Martinov: The antidote to Propaganda? Question everything!

by Patrizia Bertini

Mon 24th Jun 2013
Patrizia Bertini conducts an exclusive interview with film producer Slavko Martinov... [read more]
 

The Origin and Spread of Investment Credit Economics

by George Tait Edwards

Sun 23rd Jun 2013
George Tait Edwards provides a brief timeline about the creation and spread of the new knowledge about how to make an economy grow with explosive force ... [read more]

On summer solstice, my £100 bet against solar power ends - who won?

by George Monbiot

Sat 22nd Jun 2013
Solar may be popular but environmentalists must be hard-headed about how to reduce CO2 in the cheapest way, writes George Moniot.... [read more]

Darwinism versus Social Darwinism

by David Benbow

Sat 22nd Jun 2013
Social Darwinism is a school of thought which used Darwin’s ideas to justify bourgeois ideology explains David Benbow... [read more]
 

Report on anti-G8 demonstration in Belfast

by conorm

Fri 21st Jun 2013
Conor reports on the anti-G8 demo that took place in Belfast last weekend... [read more]

The battle of Gezi – the battle for freedom

by Kitty Ehn

Fri 21st Jun 2013
When the first shots sounded I closed my eyes. I shut them closed. I tried to just breathe, not think, while my heart pounded hard against my eardrums. Kitty Ehn reports from Taksim square!... [read more]

The Master Economist Dr Osamu Shimomura - Probably the Greatest Economist of the 20th Century After John Maynard Keynes

by George Tait Edwards

Thu 20th Jun 2013
George Tait Edwards discusses the immense contribution that Dr Osamu Shimomura (1910-1989) made to the field of economics... [read more]
 

There is a war on ordinary people and feminists are needed at the front

by John Pilger

Wed 19th Jun 2013
The problem with media-run "conversations" on gender is not merely the almost total absence of male participants, but the suppression of class, writes John Pilger.... [read more]

Bono can't help Africans by stealing their voice

by George Monbiot

Wed 19th Jun 2013
Because the U2 frontman and others like him are seen as representatives of the poor, the poor are not invited to speak, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Road to Damascus

by Tomasz Pierscionek

Wed 19th Jun 2013
Tomasz Pierscionek deconstructs the story behind calls for intervention in Syria... [read more]
 

Nations Get what their Financial-Industrial Systems Deliver: A Comparative Analysis of Three Different Groups of Financial-Industrial Systems

by George Tait Edwards

Wed 19th Jun 2013
George Tait Edwards compares three different financial-industrial systems and considers the merits of each model... [read more]

Socialism and Christianity

by David Benbow

Tue 18th Jun 2013
David Benbow compares the tenets of Christianity with Socialist theory... [read more]

European Social Contract Betrayed

by Thomas Riggins

Sun 16th Jun 2013
IMF imposed austerity has resulted in millions of working people rejecting the traditional mainstream capitalist parties and voting for parties labeled by the bourgeois media as "fringe"... [read more]
 

Reading Lenin: Materialism and Empiro-criticism [Part 8]

by Thomas Riggins

Wed 12th Jun 2013
Thomas Riggins leads us through chapter two: the theory of knowledge of Empirio-Criticism and of Dialectical Materialism... [read more]

FDR’s American Economic Miracle 1938-44, or the First Economic Bomb - The USA from 1938 to 1944 (Part 1)

by George Tait Edwards

Wed 12th Jun 2013
George Tait Edwards reveals the secret of America's economic boom during the the FDR years ... [read more]

Becoming free, the need for a child to read!

by Hussein Al-alak

Sun 9th Jun 2013
Growing up, I was fortunate enough to come from a family where reading books was encouraged and seen as vital for the development of spelling. Visits to the library were a past time and among the furniture of the home, heaped book cases were normal... [read more]
 

From Ragged Trousered Philanthropists to Label Wearing Ostriches?

by Mark Chivers

Sat 8th Jun 2013
Frank Owen, the lead character in Robert Tressell’s novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, expressed his frustration at the dismissive response of his fellow workers to his arguments for a better society... [read more]

Eight Questions for Western Government Economic Advisors

by George Tait Edwards

Sat 8th Jun 2013
Economist George Tait Edwards MBE asks Western economists eight direct questions... [read more]

Britain's Poverty Addiction

by Hussein Al-alak

Tue 4th Jun 2013
I was absolutely horrified to read that the UK Government may be underestimating the numbers of families in poverty, by up to an estimated 40%, according to academics at Edinburgh University writes Hussein Al-Alak... [read more]