What organisation of approximately 400 members, as of January 2020, which either includes or has included, Sir Keir Starmer, Henry Kissinger and Jeffrey Epstein (up until 2008), is a prominent force in the strategy for globalism? An organisation that many have never heard of but exercises influence across the planet?
In 1973 a group was formed that included members from Europe, North America and Japan. Over time the Japanese membership was extended to become the Pacific Asian Group, including in 2009 both Chinese and Indian members, whilst the North American group now includes Mexican membership.
‘It was launched under the nominal head of David Rockefeller III (president of Chase Manhattan Bank) and a coterie of international financiers and imperialistically-minded ideologues who believed religiously in the utopian doctrine of global governance under a master-slave ethic.’ (How the Trilateral Commission Drove a Bankers’ Coup Across America)
A huge advocate of the creation of a new global...
A Liverpool Labour activist and friends are creating an app and website to support foodbanks and foodbank users - and unlike new Tory MP Miriam Cates, they won’t be charging anyone to use it.
MyFoodbankFinder was the brainchild of Dominic Lipscombe, and came about after his disgust at learning that Ms Cates was charging charities to use her app - now apparently discontinued after negative media coverage.
Dominic is looking for help from designers, developers and others who can contribute to the project, which will be completely open-source. To register an interest in taking part, fill in the online form with details of your skillset and how you could contribute.
The team also want to hear from foodbanks and foodbank users to help ensure the project is addressing all the issues involved. Their online survey, which can be completely anonymous, will help inform the development of the app and website.
“I believe in socialism and that we should help each other. We're truly in this together – i...
The campaign group Labour for a Green New Deal has laid down a challenge to the remaining leadership candidates to prove their climate credentials at a special 'climate hustings' - and they'll be scoring all four on their responses.
LGND to publish scorecards rating every candidate's approach to tackling inequality while addressing the climate and ecological emergency
Candidates asked to answer five key questions on how they will deliver a Green New Deal
Group demands 'climate hustings'
The grassroots campaign group Labour for a Green New Deal (LGND) has today challenged Labour leadership candidates to prove their environmental credentials.
LGND is also asking candidates for detailed answers to five key questions ahead of a series of planned 'scorecards' marking each leadership hopeful across a range of policy areas and testing the depth of their commitment to delivering a Green New Deal.
The scorecards will mark candidates across 10 key areas of a Green New Deal inc...
In 2015 I saw a light in British politics after years of darkness, a political party that was finally worth fighting for. That Party was the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn. This time, I’m backing Nandy, because I want to fight for that radical agenda once more.
Many talk about Lisa Nandy, but very little credit her for the socialist values and principles that she holds, the very same socialist values and principles that brought me and thousands of others to the Labour Party. Her support for the Preston model, when so many within the party ignored it, is just one example of her understanding for the communitarian and socialist policies that this country both needs and wants. In fact, when we look at the work that Nandy has done with the Preston model, we should recognise that she has been a driving force behind the concept, by delivering talks on the model, and appearing on panels to promote it. It is this kind of thinking, this type of socialism, that will reunite Labour with the work...
The massed ranks of the mainstream media, centrist Labour factions, and even the odd supposed 'leftist' have centered their crosshairs on popular party chairman Ian Lavery as it becomes obvious he has massive support from the membership if he chooses to stand as a candidate for the Labour leadership.
We've had 'payouts from the NUM' (debunked here), we've had 'Stalinist thug' (admittedly from a LIbDem/FBPE 'political expert' on Twitter) - we've even had an argument that Lavery could not credibly represent Labour's 'Green Industrial Revolution' by virtue, apparently, of his having been a miner, and President of the NUM.- despite the fact that he actually helped LAUNCH the policy
We've even had 'he's too old' - despite the fact that he's actually younger than the preferred centrist candidate, knight of the realm and Remain stalwart Keir Starmer.
It doesn't seem to be making any difference - there is a huge groundswell of support for him growing daily within the grassroots Labour membership,...
On Friday 13th December, when millions across the UK were sunk in disappointment at the result of the general election, two young mums in the North West decided that instead of moping around, they were going to do something to bring hope out of the despair. Jade Unal and her friend Mia Warren started a Facebook group ‘Corbyn’s Christmas Challenge’ to encourage people to donate to foodbanks and charities. And it kind of snowballed...
The challenge was simple:
Tag three friends in a post
Take a pic and tag #CorbynsChristmasChallenge
Take your donation to a local food bank
Nominate 5 more people
Members poured in, sharing thousands of pictures of their donations to local foodbanks across the country. In less than a week, the group had more than 16,000 members, and the number is growing every day. The team Jade and Mia have built have their work cut out just managing the admin of the group.
The CCC team also set up a JustGiving page to raise money for the...
I have worked for Labour in every General Election since 1966, Sadly, I have more experience of disaster than of triumph.
If it were easy to achieve a socialist party elected to Parliament in the face of a hostile media, a hostile state, lying Tories, and division within our ranks, we would have done it generations ago.
It is not easy.
Whoever is Leader of the Labour Party is subject to the vitriol of the media from the moment of their election, if not before. From Keir Hardie onwards, the attacks on the Labour Leader have been unrelenting. Whoever is elected as the new Leader will face the same.
One can fault any Leader for failings, but chiefly for failing to deliver. Many of those who today criticise Jeremy Corbyn would have been fawning for favour had Labour won the General Election.
I cannot think of any Labour Leader who could attract huge crowds, who could have young people singing his name, who could galvanise the under 25s to vote, and who could virtually treble party membersh...
It is clear that the most left-wing manifesto since 1945 and the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn won Labour the ten million votes we achieved.
The socialist vision of the manifesto and the leadership of Corbyn inspired younger people to join the Labour party in their hundreds of thousands.
It is clear that the bad old days of the austerity-lite approach and the era of pro capitalist Blairism is history. The social and economic conditions for such centrist politics no longer exists.
Any successful attempt to return to those days would destroy the Labour party.
However the decaying elements of Blairism remain in the party, especially at a parliamentary level and within the full time apparatus itself.
The effect of these self serving right wing careerists, primarily in pursuit of their own vested self interest, had a very debilitating effect. They have played a central role in undermining Corbyn and preventing the election of a Labour government.
The carefully selected 'independent polls' trotted out by the mainstream media may say one thing, but the actual experience of canvassers across the country tells quite a different story - Boris Johnson's lies and cowardice are losing him voters in droves, and many are switching to Labour.
Johnson has refused to face an interview from the most Tory of Tory broadcasters, the BBC's Andrew Neil, and even ducked out of one with the much-less-scary Julie Etchingham on ITV.
He has cancelled approaching a dozen public appearances in the last week or so, even claiming he did so 'on police advice' after a handful of protesters arrived with placards - a claim the local police denied.
Just this morning, he has bottled out of another public appearance in Bolton - a key Tory target - because of, yes, you guessed it, protesters...
For someone the pundits claim is 'popular' it's frankly astonishing that he is met with protests and abuse wherever he goes - while the 'unpopular' Jeremy Corbyn is greeted by...
Labour have pledged immediate cuts to rail fares of 33% in a move that could save millions of commuters more than £1000 a year, and announced free rail travel for under 16's.
Following news over the weekend that rail fares are set to rise yet again by an average of 2.7% next year, it will be announced that a Labour government will make the biggest ever cut in ticket prices, to be implemented within weeks of them taking power.
The groundbreaking plan for an integrated railway under public ownership will:
Cut regulated rail fares by 33% from January 2020, saving the average commuter £1097 a year
Guarantee fair fares for part-time workers
Deliver a simple, London-style ticketing system across the nation
Make rail travel free for those 16 years old and under
Most commuter fares, including peak time fares and season tickets, are regulated fares, which make up almost half of all tickets sold, and prices of these will be reduced by 33%, the biggest ever reduction...
The Prole Star's campaign to raise awareness of what will happen to our NHS if Boris Johnson's Tories are allowed to hand it over to Donald Trump launches this Thursday. We already have a team of volunteers to distribute our mockup bill leaflet in marginal constituencies, but we need more!
We will be distributing the leaflets in marginal constituencies across the UK in the runup to the General Election, so if you can spare a few hours to help, we need to hear from you. We'll arrange getting the leaflets to you, and you can choose to take as many or as few as you want to - we've got a mountain of them.
The fire at the The Cube student residence on Friday night was a disaster that should never have happened.
We are massively relieved that no one was killed, and pleased to see the University, as well as many concerned Boltonians striving to care for the students until new accommodation is found and they are able to return to a normal life once more.
There are two points we want to make.
First, there is the question of flammable cladding.
In our letter to the BN on November 1st we pointed out the unacceptable delay in enforcing the removal of all flammable cladding in all buildings, following the Grenfell tragedy. The Financial Times reported last week that there were hundreds of high rise buildings with flammable cladding, and only one government grant awarded to date.
We call upon Bolton Council to join with others across the country to insist the government takes immediate steps to make all buildings safe. This merits a meeting of COBRA, an immediate removal of flammable cladding from all...
It couldn't be plainer - Labour is a government in waiting. Jeremy Corbyn's brilliant speech to Conference, and the Transformative Manifesto of Hope unveiled today, only served to rubber stamp the fact. And why? Because he has something no other Labour leader in history has had.
And it's not just charisma, or great policies - although he has those in spades. It's us.
For every delegate at Conference, there are tens of thousands of committed grassroots members and activists in every corner of the UK. Labour has a standing army ready to campaign the length and breadth of Britain to make sure the failing Tory government's days are numbered.
During Conference, the MSM again, as expected, dredged all the bile they could muster, like last year's lies about 'armed guards' for MPs, through criticism of Labour's 'radical' proposals to make the very rich pay their fair share of taxes - one investment banker on the BBC even said, very tellingly:
The Prole Star is launching a countrywide leaflet campaign in the runup to the General Election to raise awareness of the threat posed to the NHS by Boris Johnson’s Conservatives.
We have reproduced data from a genuine US healthcare invoice in a mockup ‘bill’ to illustrate what UK patients could face if US corporations are given access to our NHS in the trade deal Johnson is planning to offer Donald Trump, and will be distributing up to 100,000 of these door to door, targeting marginal constituencies across the UK.
The mock bill includes a message at the end: ‘What to do if you cannot afford to pay this bill?’ and the answer ‘Don’t vote Conservative in the General Election’.
The campaign will be launched before the end of November in Trafford, the ‘birthplace of the NHS’ where the first hospital offering free healthcare to all was inaugurated by Nye Bevan in 1948.
The leaflets were paid for following our successful crowdfunding campaign, where we were able to almost double our original tar...
The view that the Conservative Party defends a tax code that incentivises, and rewards hard work is as much a fantasy as the deal Boris Johnson is currently trying to negotiate with the EU. At present our tax code is rigged in favour of those who own our economy rather than those who work in it. Earned income remains the most highly taxed form of income and this feature of the tax code reduces distributive justice while fuelling inequality.
The big problem with the UK’s tax code is the difference in tax rate for different earnings. The tax on profits on stocks is lower than your standard income tax. This leads to the odd situation that effective tax rate is not always proportional to total earnings. This quirk of the tax code overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy who are more likely to earn from capital such as profits from stocks, housing and other goods.
However, this is not a quirk – it is a designed feature of our tax code that benefits the rich at the expense of employees.