BoM September 2017

Our September book of the month is Ann Pettifor’s production of money. Money makes the world go round: but what is it really? And how is it produced? Above all, who controls its production, and in whose interests? Money is never a neutral medium of exchange. Nor are bankers simply go-betweens for savers and borrowers…. Read more

BoM August 2017

Our Book of the Month for August is a classic and strongly recommended by the Equality Trust. The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better was published in 2009. Written by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, the book highlights the “pernicious effects that inequality has on societies: eroding trust, increasing anxiety and illness, (and)… Read more

Brexit and the UK in a Changing Europe

There are lots of web sites out there and plenty of recommended ones on our “useful links” area. However there are so many blogs/sites  that it is easy to miss some of the key ones and I have only come across the UK in a Changing Europe site recently. This is hosted by King’s College… Read more

BoM July 2017

Progressive Pulse’s Book of the month for July is “BREXIT: What the Hell Happens Now” by Ian Dunt. Britain’s departure from the European Union is filled with propaganda and myth but the risks are very real. Brexit could lower our global status, diminish our quality of life, and throw our legal system into turmoil. With… Read more

The Curious Case of Loyalist Bonfires in Northern Ireland

“The revelation that Belfast City Council is involved in facilitating the storage of pallets (including stolen pallets) to be burnt on loyalist bonfires typically adorned with posters of nationalist politicians, Kill All Taigs-emblazoned Tricolours, Celtic shirts and a statue of the Virgin Mary would be remarkable on its own, but news that the stored pallets… Read more

Happy Brexit Day?

A short from Dr Mike Galsworthy spokesperson for Scientists for the EU; he is normally well worth listening to. “Happy Brexit Day! But why aren’t the tabloids celebrating? None of them dare mention it on their front pages today despite bigging up “Independence Day” last year. Here’s why… they know the mood is changing and… Read more