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This site has been set up in response to the decision of the PCS National Executive Committee to suspend elections in 2015.

The decision was justified on the grounds of cost saving and attacks on the union by the Tory-led government. 78 more words

Democracy

Baubles at Christmas

I really like pithy sayings – my recent & most repeated being JK Galbraith’s remark that neo-classical economists believe that recession’s occur “Because the poor don’t work because they have to much money & the rich don’t invest because they don’t have enough”. 144 more words

Capitalism

"Hypocrite Alert!": Republicans Believe In The Power Of The Free Market—Except In Cuba, Apparently

On Thursday, the White House announced that Alan Gross and an unnamed Amercan spy would be released from Cuba in exchange for three Cuban spies. President Barack Obama, who campaigned on normalizing relations with Cuba in 2008, has described Gross’s captivity as one of the main impediments to negotiations with Cuba. 462 more words

Republicans

Africa's quiet achiever

Bumpy, pot hole filled roads? Check.
Old, rattling minibus taxis? Check.
People trying to sell you things through the bus window? Check.
Road accidents a daily sight? 533 more words

Africa

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

A flag raising ceremony is held to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Macau’s handover from Portugal to Chinese rule, in Macau, December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/) 778 more words

Economic union is a necessity, but it cannot exist without true democracy

The plans laid out by the Commission for an EU federation in 2012 certainly had their merits, but any European state must grow out of the will of citizens, not bureaucrats. 1,057 more words

Analysis