Showing posts from June, 2014

Hugo Blanco 'Why are they so terrified at the sight of the people governing themselves and directing their own footsteps?'

Hugo Blanco of course will never retire!  Viva Hugo!

'Sub-Commander Marcos -- whose identity is not publicly known -- has not died in the usual sense.  Rather, the individual known as Marcos has withdrawn from that role for reasons stated here'

Lucha Indigena Editorial Hugo Blanco

Thomas Piketty. Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

On my way to the Green Party conference in Brighton last autumn, I bumped into a French member of our Party, who was clutching a copy, in French, of Piketty’s magnus opus.  She was enthusiastic but I must admit I knew nothing of Piketty, but I guessed, wrongly that he was some kind of latter day Foucault or Althusser, up dating Das Kapital for the modern world. 

The effects of Piketty are obvious, he has been bought and reviewed on an epic scale.  We have learnt a number of things.  While Capital is nearly 700 pages long, its basic message can be summarized in a couple of lines.

Piketty argues, that with the exception of part of 20thcentury, inequality has tended to increase.  This is, essentially, because those who own assets tend to see their income rise at a faster rate than those who don’t.  Piketty feels that this has negative consequences and policy makers should find ways of reversing or at least blunting this trend.  Ideally he would like to see a global wealth ta…

Caroline Lucas will march against austerity on June 21st

National Peoples Assembly march rally and festival

Come and listen to Green MP Caroline Lucas and join the People's Assembly in calling for an end to Austerity. The march to Parliament will be followed by a free festival! Our priority blocs are: Health, Climate, Education, Welfare. The Young Greens plan to join the Students' bloc. We'll also have a stall at Parliament Square Where: Green Party marchers are meeting at 12.00 - 12.30 at the Regent's Park Tube end of Regent's Park before heading down to the main assembly point in Portman Place 12.30 - 13.00.
Event details here