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After the election

Why we must break through to a real democracy

The Tory election victory cannot disguise the continuing break-up of the political-state system of rule and will actually hasten it. Over 75% of the UK electorate is unrepresented in any meaningful way while Scotland’s anti-austerity aspirations are blocked.

ReImagining Democracy
Re-imagining Democracy

Seeking answers to the crisis of democracy in Parliament Square after the election.

Democracy to end corruption

Penny Cole's address to the Manchester Assembly for Democracy on 18 April.

William Scott
Ireland United in Art

Ireland’s turbulent history over the last 125 years forms the background to an intriguing display of paintings and sculpture at Mall Galleries’ The Art of a Nation.

Review by Corinna Lotz

Bev Trounce
Miners’ strike still inspires after 30 years

The 1984-5 miners’ strike continues to excite controversy and debate as well as new books. Hardly surprising this, as the strike was the last time when the Establishment’s grip on power was seriously challenged.

Brian Keeley
To the heart of the matter

Paintings and photographs by Brian and Bibo Keeley celebrate the co-operative endeavour in the shape of the NHS that saved his life.


Robert Burns
A slice of life in Ukraine

Burns' images give far more than a snapshot, a surface image of their subjects.

Review by Penny Cole.

Global economic crisis video
The global economic crisis

In these 2 videos, Gerry Gold explains how a toxic mixture of deflation and an increasing build up of debt is driving the global capitalist economy to a new crisis. Part 2: How the economic crisis points to the possibilities of a transition beyond capitalism.

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.

Pissarro Fox Hill
Impressionism and the irresistible rise of the global art market

A 19th century salon, complete with gilded Louis XIV armchairs, painted wall panels, mirrors and objets d’art is the opening space at Inventing Impressionism. How come?

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