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Choose Project Real Democracy over Project Fear

The way in which Project Fear has saturated both sides of the official European Union referendum campaigns is reason enough to reject them and replace Westminster’s discredited political system with Project Real Democracy.

An issue at the heart of the UK’s broken constitution has been overwhelmed by rhetoric, half-truths, lies, deceptions and fearful predictions of what will happen following either a remain or leave vote.

Essential questions of democracy, where power lies, where power ought to lie, why millions have abandoned former loyalty to political parties, what the EU actually is – all have gone out of the window in the scramble for votes. Read more...


Mohammed Ali
When Muhammad Ali wowed a South London school

In memory of Muhammad Ali, who visited this school in Brixton out of the kindness of his heart.

Story and photos by Peter Arkell

Sura & Adnan
Baghdad rising like a phoenix from the ashes

Sura Hussein Mohammed Ali explains why she chose an unusual subject for her thesis – and what it’s like for a woman to live in today’s Baghdad. Corinna Lotz reports.

George Shaw
De-Idealising the Masters

George Shaw moves from the sacred to the profane, but not to Robin Richmond’s liking.

Kyunchome
Activist art reaches out

Young Japanese artists are not afraid to confront the big issues facing their society – and also ours, Corinna Lotz discovers.

Tata Scunthorpe
Steel’s collapse is the crisis of the capitalist system itself

Tata's threat to end steel making comes as a huge shock for communities throughout the UK, but for the global conglomerate the decision to terminate its loss-making operations in Britain was surely a no-brainer. Gerry Gold reports.

Barbara Taylor
A Tribute to Barbara Carter Taylor

An inspirational teacher, principled socialist, loyal friend and comrade – tributes from her family and A World to Win.

 

Cuba
The untold story of the Cuban revolution

For many, the Cuban Revolution remains a bit of a mystery. How could 80 guerillas led by Fidel Castro and Che Guevarra seize power? How were a small band of revolutionaries able to land on a deserted beach, re-group in the mountains and eventually march on Havana. Review by Peter Arkell.

transition

transition

A World to Win is collaborating with others on a proposal for a new kind of organisation that will focus on democracy, power and the state in making a transition beyond capitalism. A deeper understanding of the issues involved is essential for building a movement that counters the ideologies of war, surveillance, inequality and a ruthless exploitation of nature.

This series of articles is published as part of this process. We welcome your feedback and comments.

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Paul MasonMason’s starry-eyed guide to the future

Journalist Paul Mason says it’s time to “explain why replacing capitalism is no longer a Utopian dream, how the basic forms of a postcapitalist economy can be found within the current system, and how they could be expanded rapidly”.

Review by Gerry Gold

LeninHello Lenin!

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin remains one of the most controversial figures of 20th century history. In this outstanding intellectual biography, Hungarian historian and socialist Tamás Krausz sets out to rescue Lenin from his detractors.

By Corinna Lotz

How to fight the new enclosure of the commons

As the Scottish government contemplates a very modest land reform initiative, private landowners are shrieking with pain and quoting 19th century mantras about how land is safer in private hands, where “enlightened self interest” will ensure good management.

By Penny Cole

Peter Arkell photoTrade unions at the crossroads as Tories shackle their rights

New Tory laws against the trade unions, pushed rapidly through Parliament by the Tory government, are a barely disguised attempt to destroy them as effective organisations. Behind the onslaught is the state’s determination to blunt any force that could challenge the government’s reactionary big business policies.

By Peter Arkell

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Lift the ban on the Communist Party of Ukraine! But Oppose Neo-Stalinism!

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign condemns the decision of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv on 16th December 2015 to suspend the activities of the Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU). This judgement in effect prevents the CPU from participating in elections and engaging in other activities under its own name.

We oppose the ban on the CPU not out of support for its reactionary, nationalist politics but in the interests of freedom and democracy in Ukraine itself. We share the concerns of human rights organisations that have strongly criticised both the judgement and the law upon which it was based.

flood
Corbyn can repair ‘broken democratic system”

The super-rich and the corporations dominate and manipulate the democratic process, says Beverley Trounce. She believes that Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader could make a difference.

FAB Nothing
All or nothing

The sombre blacks and greys of NOTHING’s cover give away nothing. But even a health warning might not be sufficient to prepare you for the terrible beauty that is born in the cosmic explosions that are Frances Aviva Blane’s paintings.

Review by Corinna Lotz


 

Magna CartaWanted: A Magna Carta for the 21st century

The attacks on the rule of law and access to justice – two key principles of the Magna Carta – by successive governments should lead us to rethink the existing relationship between the state and citizens and then to reimagine democracy.

By Paul Feldman

Unfinished Business Fracking Capitalism House of Cards Unmasking the state The Case for a real democracy

Manifesto of Revolutionary Solutions Beyond Resistance A World to Win - the book Running a Temperature