UK politics

Owen Jones on the Middle Class Domination of the Houses of Parliament

c. 1991: Tony Benn’s plaque to Emily Wilding Davison, placed in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft (Houses of Parliament). Benn said in 2001: “I have put up several plaques—illegally, without permission; I screwed them up myself. One was in the broom cupboard to commemorate Emily Wilding Davison... If one walks around this place, one sees statues of people, not one of whom believed in democracy, votes for women or anything else..."

c. 1991: Tony Benn’s plaque to Emily Wilding Davison, placed in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft (Houses of Parliament). Benn said in 2001: “I have put up several plaques—illegally, without permission; I screwed them up myself. One was in the broom cupboard to commemorate Emily Wilding Davison... If one walks around this place, one sees statues of people, not one of whom believed in democracy, votes for women or anything else..."

If we can fund wars, the death penalty, etc. Then we can fund humanitarian missions, the Peace Corps, and help feed the poor in our own country!

In the writers’ room... with Tony Benn

If we can fund wars, the death penalty, etc. Then we can fund humanitarian missions, the Peace Corps, and help feed the poor in our own country!

It's no longer possible to ignore your duty to stand up for democracy and campaign for #Brexit

It's no longer possible to ignore your duty to stand up for democracy and campaign for #Brexit

The Expansion of Democracy During the Jacksonian Era - America in Class - primary sources for history & literature teachers

The Expansion of Democracy During the Jacksonian Era - America in Class - primary sources for history & literature teachers

Left And Right Wings Belong To The Same Bird - And there, folks, you have the heart of the Bernie Sanders movement.

Left And Right Wings Belong To The Same Bird - And there, folks, you have the heart of the Bernie Sanders movement.

History of ancient Greece and the Hellenistic world - The Map as History (Many animated pieces)

History of ancient Greece and the Hellenistic world - The Map as History (Many animated pieces)

#MalcolmX #oppression It's still happening... A few  examples: http://stopwar.org.uk/campaigns/islamophobia   A discussion of the terrorism propaganda that has been used to justify wars of aggression in the name of a so-called democracy, &that has been painting victims as criminals, another example is given by whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg who talks about the unjustified, criminal wars in Vietnam and  Irak. www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyKIb3f1qk8 Another example…

#MalcolmX #oppression It's still happening... A few examples: http://stopwar.org.uk/campaigns/islamophobia A discussion of the terrorism propaganda that has been used to justify wars of aggression in the name of a so-called democracy, &that has been painting victims as criminals, another example is given by whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg who talks about the unjustified, criminal wars in Vietnam and Irak. www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyKIb3f1qk8 Another example…

Is the United States sliding toward tyranny? That is the question posed by Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder in his new book that draws on his decades of experience writing about war and genocide in European history in order to find 20 key lessons that can help the United States avoid descending into authoritarianism. "I was trying to get out front and give people very practical day-to-day things that they could do," Snyder says. "What stood behind all of that wa...

Is the United States sliding toward tyranny? That is the question posed by Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder in his new book that draws on his decades of experience writing about war and genocide in European history in order to find 20 key lessons that can help the United States avoid descending into authoritarianism. "I was trying to get out front and give people very practical day-to-day things that they could do," Snyder says. "What stood behind all of that wa...

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