Mandela’s contested legacy Mike Phipps collates some of the less mainstream assessments of the leader of South Africa’s liberation struggle. [continue...]
Mandela’s economic legacy By Michael Roberts The death of Nelson Mandela reminds us of the great victory that the black masses of South Africa achieved over the vicious, cruel and regressive apartheid system first encouraged by British imperialism and then adopted by a reactionary and racist white South African ruling class to preserve the privileges of a tiny few. Mandela spent 27 years in prison and the people he represented fought a long and hard battle to overthrow a grotesque regime, backed by the major imperialist powers, including the US, for decades. [continue...]
Police called after rebel councillor refuses to leave ‘shameful’ Town Hall meeting [continue...]
No more Blacklisting.
Make the culprits Own Up! Pay Up! Clean Up! [continue...]
New Statement for a Fighting Policy against all Local Government Cuts By Councillors against the Cuts [continue...]
Help to Buy – a “mortgage debt escalator”? By Martin Wicks Like all the other coalition government housing policies Help to Buy is already a resounding success. It must be, the government says so. In a press release it boasts that HTB “puts a new generation of home owners on the housing ladder”. Well, not exactly a generation, but 2,384 applications. According to the government the average lending taken out by these people is “around £155,000 for houses worth £163,000.” They face an average monthly payment of £900 and, apparently have an average annual household income of £45,000. [continue...]
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