It was the liveliest part of the protest. Men, women and children skipped to the sound of reggae and dancehall classics. A sea of placards adorned wit...
My twitter followers can easily track when I'm clearing out my inbox. Every once is a while I go through sundry requests for me to sign petitions, sig...
There is only one answer to the divisive rift at the heart of our society. That is empathy. Empathy for the physically and mentally unwell, for people of all ages and all classes from all countries, cultures, religions and backgrounds, for victims and criminals, for those who make mistakes and also those who have never erred. It should know no limits.
The #ToriesforCorbyn campaign, however, has a slight problem: the electorate widely support Corbyn's purportedly outlandish policies. Corbyn's anti-trident, anti-austerity and small-scale nationalisation agenda might seem unpalatable to Fleet Street commentators, but the polls suggest otherwise.
I know that one march won't convince George Osborne to instantly change track. But it's the cumulative effect of all our marches, demos, and protests that is so powerful - each sending out the message that an alternative future is possible and that there is mass support ready to deliver it.
Yesterday, Welsh assembly members issued a long-overdue warning over the government's failure to effectively tackle poverty. While poverty in most regions of the UK has fallen in recent years, in Wales the figure has remained static.
Corbyn's bid for the leadership of Labour is a serious one. The only candidate who can legitimately claim to be standing for the values the party was founded on, the political and media establishment underestimate him at their peril. If he wins it will change everything. As such It is up to us to make sure he does.
Who knows what the outcome of this latest cliff-hanging crisis will be? I do not know any more than anyone else. But I do hope that European politicians and financial technocrats come to their senses.
"I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell" ― Harry S. Truman As more and more people discover the truth on ...
With Podemos, Spain's left-wing anti-austerity movement, making dramatic gains in the local and regional elections, a discernible renaissance of Left-...
Two years on and we find ourselves further burdened by cuts and now reeling from the impact of a Tory government, Conned once again by our broken electoral system. So what's the alternative? We organise. We march. We stand.
What is perhaps most worrying about all this is that is coming from what is usually a fairly impartial service (many will disagree with this statement, but the disagreement will come in equal measure from both the Left and the Right, so I am content). If the relatively benign BBC genuinely believes this sort of show is acceptable, what on earth are other, more radical channels and tabloids cooking up?
Let's be honest, it wasn't ideal having mental health issues under the previous government, but now the Tories are in power, their proposed austerity cuts to service and benefits have understandably caused shock-waves and concern for sufferers.
This Parliament must be the Left's Bildungsroman, its coming of age, its transformation once more into a powerful and compelling political force: the human and environmental devastation that awaits should we fail is simply too high a price to pay.
What kind of country do we live in? This must be at the back of the minds of everyone listening to or reading the Queen's Speech, but is it the wrong question? Shouldn't we be asking what kind of world would bring us happiness?
Austerity policies were an economic failure and a social disaster but the Tories still managed to win an election with them. The question of how this was possible is crucial if Labour or anyone else on the left ever wants to win an election again.