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University of Birmingham staff ballot members on strike action.

Today the University of Birmingham’s academic trade union BUCU, representing over 1,000 members, has released its indicative ballot asking members whether they would be prepared to strike. 1,085 more words

Statistical Flaw

Statistics are numbers on a sheet of paper that are meaningless without proper interpretation. Many people lack the understanding of analyzing through numbers because of the complexity of how data may be gathered, the source of the data, and interest of the reader. 327 more words

Social Commentary

Two rival youth organisations inside the Labour Party

In the early 80s, the Labour Party had two youth organisations that were at each other’s throats. The Labour Party Young Socialists (LPYS) was under the control of the Marxist group Militant and adopted a hard left programme of nationalisation and the overthrow of capitalism. 131 more words

Politics

Marxist Socialism now relabeled as the Sharing Economy

From Armstrong Economics, by Martin Armstrong

In Canada, I was in a discussion with a socialist politician. I was shocked at the response to their view of the economy that everything you earned belonged to the state and they decided how much you were allowed to keep. 215 more words

Economy

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 22 edition

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

US, UK to ban electronics on flights from Middle East, North Africa

The United States and Britain on Tuesday (March 21) imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats. 542 more words

Current Affairs

stalin poster of the week 19: we are warmed by stalin's affection, 1949

Stalin poster of the week is a weekly excursion into the fascinating world of propaganda posters of Iosif Stalin, leader of the USSR from 1929 until his death in 1953. 654 more words

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“make America a socialist country?”

“make America a socialist country?” by Dick Roberts

“A New Zealander who has studied the radical LEFT for some 30 years, says he is watching an escalating number of radicals foment hate, violence and chaos by any means necessary to destroy the American constitutional way of life.

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