Monthly Archives: October 2017

Why does Spain have so many autonomous regions?

https://www.eyeonspain.com/blogs/iwonderwhy/11849/Why-does-Spain-have-so-many-autonomous-regions.aspx Ever wondered why Spain has so many autonomous regions? For many years the Spanish monarchy and the dictatorships which followed (Primo de Rivera and Franco) maintained the position that Spain was a unified nation, the legacy of the Roman … Continue reading

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The Strange Death of Municipal England

Tom Crewe https://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n24/tom-crewe/the-strange-death-of-municipal-england Britain is the most centralised country in the Western world. Its political system is weighted overwhelmingly towards Westminster, with few institutional safeguards against the writ of Parliament, itself increasingly in thrall to the executive. Of every £1 raised … Continue reading

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Transport workers strike across Manchester

Industrial action has caused rail and bus delays across the North West this week By Jacob Rawling Workers from the First bus service and Northern Rail both went on strike this week in Manchester.1 On Monday the 2nd of October, First … Continue reading

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BAE Job Cuts — Isle of Wight:

BAE Systems job cuts workers at risk BAE’s site in Cowes. David Newble davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – 10:57 County Press AROUND one in ten jobs at BAE Systems sites in Cowes and Portsmouth could be under threat after … Continue reading

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Some Writings of Ernesto Che Guevara:

Selected Writings of Ernesto Che Guevara Ideology of the Cuban Revolution – Che Guevara, October 8, 1960 – Che Guevara wrote “Notes for the Study of the Ideology of the Cuban Revolution” for the October 8, 1960, issue of Verde Olivo, … Continue reading

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Postal Strike Vote:

Record ‘yes’ vote and threshold-smashing turnout PostalOctober 3 2017 A national postal strike moved a step closer today after CWU members working in Royal Mail Group delivered a huge message to the employer with a stunning 89.1 per cent ‘Yes’ … Continue reading

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Sustainability of Organising:

Solidarity meeting in Newport We have often heard it said, “what is the point?”, “you can’t achieve anything by protesting or demonstrations”. Well, it is debatable whether this is entirely true because history tells us a different story and also … Continue reading

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