Author Archives: imarxman

The Voice of the People?

  The people have spoken. More accurately they rather quietly slipped into the isolation of polling booths and secretly made their marks on ballot papers. This amidst the clamour of hyperbolic voices speaking with forked tongues. The constitutional status of … Continue reading

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Non-Marxist Leninism

  I must begin with a mea culpa. For around four decades I have been associated with Marxism Leninism, sometimes actively, often more passively. What I have demonstrated to myself is an individual’s capacity for self-delusion. In this centenary year … Continue reading

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Korea

  Is the USA the defender of life and liberty in Korea? The straightforward answer is decisively, no! It is an imperialist presence, maintaining large aggressive force in the South and conducting belligerent military operations that can only be interpreted … Continue reading

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Flash View 4: Accusing Syria

  BBC Radio 4’s “Today” (Tuesday, 27th June) carried a statement by a US spokesman claiming the Syrian government was preparing a chemical attack on civilians. The spokesman went on to make other unsubstantiated accusations including that the Assad government … Continue reading

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Flash View 3: Mind the Generation Gap

  It was votes of the young, naively optimistic/self-interested (abolition of tuition fees), or the old, cynical/self-interested baby boomers, who betrayed the nation. Or at least, that seems to be the underlying theme of election commentators. What is wrong with … Continue reading

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May Election in June

  When the prime minister called this election the prospect of a Labour victory appeared fanciful. There were seemingly foolhardy protestations that the yawning gulf measured by opinion pollsters might be reduced, but surely not significantly so? Theresa May has … Continue reading

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Manchester Triptych

  ! Floret of flame, echo of the big bang, Flinging innocent creation apart, Flaying thin skin from an orderly world, Punching and pummelling breaking bodies, Undoing flesh with nuts and bolts and screws, Undoing families in a moment, Undoing … Continue reading

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