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John McDonnell on the Economics of Coronavirus

John McDonnell on the Economics of Coronavirus

The impact of the corona virus pandemic, could be on a scale that impacts upon our economy, in a way that actually I don’t think we’ve ever seen before. This is bigger than the banking crash in 2007-2008, and actually it could be bigger than the 1929-30 crash that we saw, which brought the global economy to its knees. And the reason for that is because corona virus, is spreading right the way across the world. And that means people…

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Northern Discomfort

Northern Discomfort

hello good evening welcome to today’s edition of ciske salmon I’m sorry miss Danny this evening we have the immense pleasure of being joined by two big figures it’s fair to say both literal April server figuratively on the label left John trick in Ian Lavery Hayden chaps very nice good good we had you and just after the election didn’t wait yep yep things haven’t changed much since Ian but it’ll be interesting tonight because you know the the…

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Elections 2020 Guide | Who’s Who?

Elections 2020 Guide | Who’s Who?

Tortured and dismembered 17-year-old children. More than 10,000 homeless people sleeping on the streets, nearly 4,000 of whom are children. Victims of homelessness treated like rubbish and facing permanent paralysis after being crushed in “clean-up” operations. Attempted government-led commemorations to members of the Royal Irish Constabulary who worked with the Black and Tans to defend the British empire and murder our freedom fighters. An overcrowded health system in shambles with the trolley crisis at its all-time-worst. As we continue to…

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Marx Part 2: Capitalism’s Consequences | Philosophy Tube

Marx Part 2: Capitalism’s Consequences | Philosophy Tube

March is my month of Marx: In Part 1 we learned about Labour and Class conflict. In this Part 2 we’ll be looking at capitalism’s consequences, vis-a-vis Alienation. As well as being a generally bad time for anybody who worked in a factory, the other thing Victorian England was famous for was machines: automation, and this is gonna become very important later in the series. Remember Marx thought that value comes from labour. A machine, then, for Marx, is like…

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Open Selections: How Can Something so Boring, be so Contentious?

Open Selections: How Can Something so Boring, be so Contentious?

At last! In a Labour leadership race which was threatening to snooze us all to death something at least adjacent to exciting has happened. This week, Rebecca Long-Bailey announced her support for open selection – AKA mandatory re-selection – in perhaps the first big bid to separate herself from the field of contenders. Cue a chorus of spluttering and scoffing from the self-appointed custodians of sensible politics. So what is open selection, and why has it got everyone’s big boy…

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Agenda 21 and Environmental Marxism – Christopher Monckton

Agenda 21 and Environmental Marxism – Christopher Monckton

Good afternoon everybody. It’s my very, very great pleasure to have been asked about three minutes ago to introduce Lord Christopher Monckton to this group. This is going to be something very unusual for you. It’s not very often that you find yourself in an entirely friendly environment. Some months ago Christopher (Essex) at one of our Saturday morning sessions told me that he was thinking of inviting Lord Monckton to give the Nerenberg lecture and I immediately said Chris,…

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What’s Happening with U.K. Elections

What’s Happening with U.K. Elections

We knew this was going to be a historic election. But we had no idea how historic, in fact, the outcome became. To use the word stunning is a little bit of an understatement. What brought the United Kingdom to its third general election in almost four years was its very difficult relationship with the European Union and making a decisive break from the European Union. The Conservative Party under the leadership of prime minister Boris Johnson had one simple…

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Was Karl Marx right? | The Economist

Was Karl Marx right? | The Economist

Karl Marx is often described as one of the greatest thinkers of the 19th century. His writings have inspired revolutions, and generated centuries of fierce debate. Born in Prussia, now Germany, in May 1818, Marx believed that capitalism, which was in its infancy at the time, had serious flaws. Marx claimed that in pursuit of profit, capitalists would encourage their ideology that work is good, leisure is bad, and material things will make us happy. Embracing mass production, depriving workers…

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State of the Nation 2017

State of the Nation 2017

I’m so excited to be doing this. It feels like the world is being run by the commenters from the stuff.co.nz comment section. But that’s what makes me so excited about today. Ladies and gentlemen, the leaders of the next government of New Zealand: Andrew Little, Metiria Turei, James Shaw and Annette King. We’ve been told for weeks that it’s summer. And you go out the door and it’s windy… and then the very weekend that Labour and the Greens…

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Speaker Spotlight: Parag Khanna

Speaker Spotlight: Parag Khanna

Parag, thank you so much for joining Doha Debates. My pleasure. – So first of all, let’s crack on with the basics. What do you describe as globalization? Because everyone seems to have their own idea. They shouldn’t, because globalization really shouldn’t have many definitions. It encompasses many, many things, maybe an infinite number of things, but it should be defined as the movement of goods, people, services, data, ideas, technologies from place to place. It doesn’t have to be…

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