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If you are in London this week a must visit is the Four Corners Gallery in Roman Rd E2 (Bethnal Green tube).

Until Saturday there is a free and quite extensive exhibition of the work of John Heartfield the German anti-Nazi and anti-war photomontage artist.

His images are not only relevant once again in 2020 unfortunately, but many will probably be familiar so widely copied are they.

Heartfield was 5th on the Gestapo’s wanted list when he fled Germany for Britain. He returned to the former East Germany after the war and died in 1968

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Left in New Zealand

Congratulations to the people of ‘Great’ Britain for voting the ruling elite into power yet again. You certainly do know your place. Now they have a mandate to treat people with disdain and contempt, for the next five years. I always thought people in the US were dumb, but there is a new kid on the block vying for the title. How can a party offering no credible policies, with a history of inflicting misery on millions, with a leader who hides in a fridge when things get mildly difficult remain in power. I could glibly say you get what you deserve, but that would be grossly unfair to the millions who can see through this charade of thinly veiled fascism.

It would appear that many people from where I grew up in the north have had a lobotomy, believing all that the billionaire controlled media had to say pre-election…

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#VoteJohnsonGetTrump #LiarJohnson

Pride's Purge

Boris Johnson spoke at the launch of a leading Conservative think tank in 2017, which has revealed plans to allow private US firms to take over NHS hospitals after Brexit.

The radical plans were revealed in recommendations by the organisation called ‘The Initiative for Free Trade’:

Johnson IFT NHS 2

The IFT was launched in September 2017 by a small but influential group of right-wing Conservative figures.

Who might those figures be?

None other than Boris Johnson – who this week has been denying he has ever supported US firms having access to the NHS after Brexit:

johnson IFT NHS

Other senior Tories who launched the group were Tory International Trade Secretary Liam Fox along with IFT president, Tory MEP Daniel Hannan.

Don’t let our hat-doffing compliant press let Johnson get away with his lies about not planning to sell off the NHS to US private companies after Brexit.

So please share. Thanks

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pnr 190805 Ros Wills 2 Gooseneck at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, 5 August 2019. Photo: Ros Wills

After seven years of promoting fracking, Conservative ministers have withdrawn their support and blocked the prospects of a shale gas industry.

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TheCritique Archives

by Martin Odoni

The ‘GnasherJew‘ Twitter feed is notorious in British pro-Palestinian circles as one of the most vile and degraded smear-repositories on the internet. While claiming that their principle aim is to root out ‘left wing anti-Semitism’ (no particular explanation is ever given for their limp disregard for right wing anti-Semitism), in reality they are just yet another part of the UK Zionist lobby, which wants to destroy political opposition to the Israeli Government.

It is one of the most open secrets of the Twittersphere that one of the team running the GnasherJew feed is David Collier. Collier is a notorious and completely amoral racist hate-preacher, obsessed by his own almost disturbing animosity towards Palestinians and other Arabs. That hatred is only eclipsed by his hatred for anti-Zionists. (Long-time readers may recall that Collier attempted to smear me a little over a year ago, in a…

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Trade Union Futures

Nigel Flanagan reviews “The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History” by Tara Martin López (foreword by Sheila Rowbotham)

For many of us much older trade unionists the very term `Winter of Discontent` – referring to 1978/79 – simply takes us back to lost opportunities, some memory of a faded victory since decimated by the election victory of Thatcher and the halving of union membership ever since.


1979 was the high tide mark of mass union membership, over 13 million workers representing density across the whole economy, powerful groups of shop stewards committees and the wildcat strike. But as a movement we struggle to find the true meaning of the period. Possibly because this is now seen as merely the `Allegro` to the symphony that is the triumph of neo liberalism and Thatcher.

This superb book is nothing like that. It sets the period in the context of…

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