Posts Tagged ‘ Democratic Socialist ’

An Editor Reflects

Jun 17th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

MIKE DAVIS became editor of the Labour left publication Chartist 40 years ago. Here he reflects on the very different political world of 1974, how the left has been weakened in the intervening years, and the daunting challenges it faces today.

Chartist was a very different political animal when I took over editing in spring 1974. The banner headline on the tabloid talked of building a ‘Joint Command of Revolutionary Organisations’ and preparing for dual power. Bravely, if bonkers, a Soldier’s Charter had been produced to sell amongst troops in Aldershot and Colchester.



Debt and Democracy: National Economic Institutions in a Global Order

Aug 5th, 2012 | By willb | Category: Articles

MAURICE GLASMAN argues that institutional renewal of banks, corporate governance and land are vital to a new political economy for Labour.



Lessons of the May Day Manifesto

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By willb | Category: Articles, Features

The British New Left had a critical approach towards neoliberal and authoritarian models of modernisation, ideas shared by more recent political trends, says MICHAEL RUSTIN in this his talk to the British New Left and Labour seminar held in London in June 2012.



The Challenge of Mutuality

Jan 22nd, 2009 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Democratic Socialist

This issue of Democratic Socialist is dedicated to continuing the discussions and debates raised by the ILP’s weekend school, held in Scarborough at the beginning of May. Entitled ‘The Challenge of Mutuality’, the school brought ILPers and non-ILPers together to discuss the politics of cooperation, mutuality and social enterprise, and examine their relevance to the [...]



An integrated future?

Sep 12th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Democratic Socialist, Lead

Integrated education is vital to the future of a non-sectarian Northern Ireland, says Gary Kent

There was a time when Northern Ireland barely made any impact on mainland and mainstream British politics. It was, to use a phrase popularised by the Sunday Times, John Bull’s slum. After partition in 1921, which Britain accepted rather reluctantly, it [...]



You don’t need a weatherman…

Sep 12th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Democratic Socialist

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Mike Peters takes issue with the whole concept of natural disasters

In January 2005 there was a programme on British TV about global climate change, in a series called ‘War on Terra’. Seven dates were selected to illustrate the recent alarming escalation in the number of ‘exceptional’ meteorological conditions:
4 November [...]



Why is France burning?

Sep 12th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Democratic Socialist

Doug Ireland traces the historic, social and racial roots of the violent rebellions which swept France this autumn.

The night of Saturday 5 November was the 10th day of the spreading youth riots that had much of France in flames this autumn. It was the worst night since the first riot erupted in a suburban Paris [...]



Where do we go from here?

Sep 11th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Democratic Socialist

Greg Power pays tribute to Robin Cook, who died in August, and argues that his contribution to democratic socialism has been underestimated

The last chapter in Robin Cook’s memoir is entitled ‘Where do we go from here?’ It is essentially a plea for the party in government to be more explicit about the values that motivate [...]



Forward, not back

Sep 11th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Democratic Socialist

Following Labour’s third election victory, Peter Hunt argues that mutuality should be at the heart of modern socialism

Months after the ballots closed, memories of the campaign remain fresh. Those of us with the experience of several general elections will have been struck by how under-whelmed the electorate was with Labour; how hard it was for [...]



Compass points north

Sep 11th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Democratic Socialist

Will Brown reports on Compass roadshows in Leeds and Gateshead

Following its successful conference in London last June, the centre-left Labour Party organisation, Compass, embarked on a series of regional ‘roadshows’ taking in Yorkshire and Humberside, the north east, Scotland and Wales, among other areas. Besides launching regional Compass groupings, the purpose of these meetings was [...]