1917: Freedom or Tyranny?

Last night I participated in a debate with the Alliance for Workers Liberty in central London on the subject of “1917: Freedom or Tyranny?”. The following is the text of my opening remarks. I want…

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For a June 9th Movement

I think it is a safe bet to assume that we are going to wake up on morning of June 9, 2017 to a Tory government with an increased parliamentary majority, and with Labour facing…


Ken Livingstone in Tel Aviv

In November 1986, Ken Livingstone visited Israel as the guest of Mapam (the United Workers’ Party). He toured the country, appeared on national television, met Knesset members, visited a kibbutz and spoke with Mapam activists…




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Day 8: From protest to politics

In the mid-1960s, not long after the March on Washington, the organizer of that historic protest, Bayard Rustin, wrote an article. It was called “From protest to politics”. Rustin argued that the civil rights movement…


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Day 7: Putin’s Party

A few years after the second world war, a strange book was published in New York City.  It was called The Russian Menace to Europe and judging by the title, one would imagine it was one…


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Day 6: Don’t vote for Dr Jill Stein

I am addressing this to my friends who have supported Senator Bernie Sanders but are now considering voting for, and working for, Dr Jill Stein, the candidate of the Green Party. First of all, let…