By Kerry-Anne Mendoza
For the final 5 years, Britain has been below the hammer of 'Austerity'. In its identify, wages were frozen, merits were slashed and public spending squeezed. The soreness of a monetary hindrance because of bankers and speculators has been borne by means of traditional humans everywhere in the nation - and through the negative and disabled such a lot of all. but this has no longer been born of necessity, argues Kerry-anne Mendoza, higher often called the blogger Scriptonite. relatively, it's been a chance seized upon through neoliberals to pursue their decades-long undertaking to cut down executive and privatise assets.
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And because it is a perspective so different from that traditional in Marxism, because it represents a fresh synthesis of what is best in the Marxist and anarchist traditions, I want to quote several more examples. ” In September 1996, in an address to Mexican civil society, Marcos says that in responding to the earthquake of 1985 Mexican civil society proved to itself that you can participate without aspiring to public office, that you can organize politically without being in a political party, that you can keep an eye on the government and pressure it to “lead by obeying,” that you can have an effect and remain yourself….
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