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https://t.co/sCotyi7NHr https://t.co/dTdv8hgYQ0⏰ Final run of our latest issue of Tribune 🌹 Subscribe today for just £15 🌤️ https://t.co/mcEw5LIOD8 🌤️ https://t.co/rxsVIYiNsn
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawSix billionaires in the UK have as much wealth as the poorest 13 million people. There should be a wealth tax to m… https://t.co/008vWam5hb
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawWe can't go back to business-as-usual. That rotten system fails working people and is driving the climate crisis.… https://t.co/KCDduwBwVM
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawEnnio Morricone's melodic writing was among the most distinctive in cinematic history – but beyond these classics,… https://t.co/MykNK7Uhy1
Retweeted by Ronan Burtenshaw @GordonSnowden1 Thankfully, the last few weeks have clarified who does the real work in our society - and it’s not… https://t.co/6xMV59E1Jk @ChrisJonNewman Just as well we’ve moved beyond that nasty class politics, eh?This doesn’t even count for loopholes or wealth. When those are included the effective tax rate for the top 1/10 i… https://t.co/YXj4oej0TvThe top marginal tax rate (on income over £150,000) is 45% today. During the Second World War it was 90%. The gov… https://t.co/Jk5SKBpbneIt would be hard to imagine a more obviously popular policy right now than a wealth tax to fund pay rises for key w… https://t.co/K3xaMYo9Gz📢Join us on Tuesday 14 July from 6pm for an evening of live music & discussion about the future of education.… https://t.co/s0BcWJcjxw
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawIt is time that the social care sector was brought back in house under the control of local authorities. https://t.co/ohJLCSCX81
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawIn UK, > 50% of foreign multinational companies currently report no taxable profits. In the US, 91 companies on th… https://t.co/ccUaIaqe97
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawWhile ministers clapped every week for migrant workers on the frontline, the Hostile Environment cast them as crimi… https://t.co/1uNO0CfxXU
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawA poll by YouGov has found that 50% of the British public support the right of trans people to self identify as the… https://t.co/UVtdMmqzzp
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawThe Labour Party and our trade union movement must speak with one voice: we need decisive action to save jobs, to s… https://t.co/uP5KOMg5th
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawTrade unions have been at the forefront of protecting workers during the Covid-19 crisis, standing up to bad bosses… https://t.co/ieRKE98GIu
Retweeted by Ronan Burtenshaw @brolezholloway That’s a fair perspective, Lester. Everyone standing in the recent Momentum elections was committed… https://t.co/KRl3Scfaa8Care workers with coronavirus face an awful choice: live in poverty or risk killing your patient My column https://t.co/8qJp21gDQy
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawReally disappointed there was no plan in today's statement to support the millions excluded from the Gov's coronavi… https://t.co/lFXLT6c3Ch
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7/9
2020
As the world’s premier Marxist historian, Eric Hobsbawm’s intellectual range was unrivaled. Never one to pander to… https://t.co/Eit1OWlXNc
Retweeted by Ronan Burtenshawwrote about the shared material interests of millennials and zoomers, and what that might mean politically when bot… https://t.co/4gVrXWbsQL
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawActivists seeking a fairer deal for private renters = 'un-Labour'? Enjoyed writing about the history of this 👇🏻 https://t.co/BOTv3VpJJ7
Retweeted by Ronan Burtenshaw @charliemansell @hudaelmi_ @LabourRachel @jonlansman @darrenw_cardiff I agree entirely Charlie. @AlexJohnMorris I’m sorry to hear that, Alex. I think it’s best to wait and give the candidates the opportunity to… https://t.co/f0GKlKuqKpThe Left NEC members who served in recent years but aren’t going forward this time deserve everyone’s thanks - a lo… https://t.co/xAonXmgLG7 @partridgemaniac Ballots don’t go out until October 19th, so it will be a very long campaign.Great to hear that CLGA has agreed a united left slate for the NEC elections. Now let’s go win them on a socialist… https://t.co/molLgDUobaShocking that a Labour council resorts to sacking and re-engaging staff to force through unpopular and unfair contr… https://t.co/xreGcYCA9y
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawIn the 1930s, left-wing unions in the US South organised black sharecroppers to fight for better conditions – and b… https://t.co/8tMwm2eW8D
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawOnce again today, the Chancellor announced green policies which are a fraction of what's required – it's time to ma… https://t.co/B2fm66zGzE
Retweeted by Ronan Burtenshaw🇮🇪 the European Union 🇪🇺 must seize the opportunity of the recovery to help address Ireland's woeful track record o… https://t.co/4xWAFofsYr
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawIncredible to think that the government that dragged its heels for so long over providing £120 million summer meals… https://t.co/k4TgzQsD8R
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawWith redundancy notices already flying around like confetti today was the day we needed @RishiSunak to put a stop t… https://t.co/V0mYZqJkPG
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawInclusivity seminars and books like White Fragility protect power; they don’t challenge it. My latest in The Guardi… https://t.co/QaKUM4aAxo
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawIf this budget had come a year ago, it would undoubtedly have been greeted as significant But Sunak’s promises won… https://t.co/VB0reBJ5LS
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawIn ordinary times, today's announcements by Rishi Sunak would be significant – but given the scale of the economic… https://t.co/r5xBqhwKkG
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawFor much of Labour's history the party was vocally anti-landlord, with even its right-wing opposed to the private r… https://t.co/0G9XSvIIZJ
Retweeted by Ronan Burtenshaw @kazimierz66 @RespectIsVital Total disgrace @DianeLindsay17 True, yes.In polite terms, this is nonsense! We agreed selections and NEC nominations can happen ahead of proper guidance fo… https://t.co/7TEXNhn9Q5
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawReally nice to see the government scrapping free car parking for NHS staff before the crisis is even over. I guess… https://t.co/Ruabmr3yOm
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawThis year's @DurhamGala may have been cancelled due to #COVID19 but as trade unionists we'll still stand shoulder t… https://t.co/yPD7VebdPs
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7/8
2020
Good news. Let’s hope wise heads prevail - then on to a united left slate after CLGA. https://t.co/VFqODCWOb4 @NormcoreMarxist Because it doesn’t collect that data. So you would have to assemble the electorate entirely anew -… https://t.co/jFpjc7TqAbWe have a real shot at the NEC elections if we get buy-in from everyone - and Tribune intends to back the candidate… https://t.co/IWlZVKVGAMEveryone who stood in the Momentum election promised to deliver one united left slate. I have no doubt that the va… https://t.co/PZbu4fOVCH @c_meron1878 It’s obvious what this is - a move by AEIP types motivated by old grievances. I’m hopeful they don’t r… https://t.co/OZk3RrtZOFThis would be a sectarian move and threaten the unity of the left slate. 1) Momentum cannot ballot young members 2… https://t.co/UEkT15UmU8 @HillsideD @robjeffecology 😂Even by the standards of British politics, the speed by which 'key workers' went from being celebrated every week t… https://t.co/29E5IPTPT8 @MaherNassour https://t.co/KpLOfhd7aoLooks like the dictatorship is going to win another election. https://t.co/mEGPp9spPpMedia outlets are increasingly fascinated by the conflict between millennials and 'Zoomers' – but their shared econ… https://t.co/jyxykIu4Ux
Retweeted by Ronan Burtenshaw⏰ Only 250 copies left 🌹 Subscribe to Tribune today for just £15 ➡️ https://t.co/plINMBeWCI https://t.co/Yzk4S0bKtJ
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawIn the north-west of England, the most successful businesses in world football grow ever richer – while long-establ… https://t.co/vjzKI0zgc3
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawThe Covid-19 crisis will concentrate economic power in the hands of the state and major multinational corporations… https://t.co/fVSaAz666L
Retweeted by Ronan Burtenshaw @luke_elgar It is. We ran an article from the workers yesterday: https://t.co/BiLN67dPmTThe 136th #DurhamMinersGala was due to take place next Saturday. We will mark the day with an online celebration of… https://t.co/ZEn8tNzd6g
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawFrom co-operation and gratitude to attacks on trade unionists in the space of a few weeks. That's this government's… https://t.co/cuauq9ow0X
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7/7
2020
@nediaross Because there have been dozens of attempts at this over decades that have failed. Unless either the elec… https://t.co/BSrTcWgJf3 @PatrickCampbe10 @jacobinmag This one: https://t.co/BiLN67dPmT @j_oddy @AaronBastani Agreed. But equally, it’s not going to get anywhere by ignoring parliamentary democracy. @uraballoonlad Well exactly, Keir Hardie pushed for the establishment of a Labour Party precisely to avoid this kind of politics.You might as well not have a Labour Party if it's going to use anti-union laws and sack thousands of council worker… https://t.co/jVALKrKCJBBoohoo is accused of selling clothes made by workers in Leicester who are paid just £3.50 an hour. It's also in li… https://t.co/ly1HpLTqUL
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawThe recent bloody confrontation between India and China on a Himalayan border threatened a major geopolitical crisi… https://t.co/1eMwTY1aru
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawFrom high rents to low wages, zero hours and student debt, young people are screwed in this economy – and middle of… https://t.co/HNeYEajKRdWorkers in Tower Hamlets, one of the most unequal boroughs in the country, are on strike against a Labour council's… https://t.co/UhVohWepOB
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawThe newly-elected co-chairs of Momentum, @gayasktn and @AJScattergood , lay out their plans to rebuild the organisa… https://t.co/jbK6dFo8Ai
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7/6
2020
The balance between work and leisure has been contested for centuries including, famously, during 'Saint Monday' –… https://t.co/Y8YcFlBNOU
Retweeted by Ronan Burtenshaw @ceriev Yes, I’ve read about that election. Your grandfather was Ron Evans? @ceriev Paul Robeson was a giant. An incredible life in spite of countless attempts to destroy him. @ceriev Fantastic picture! @ronanburtenshaw My Grandfather was Nye’s political agent. He told us fascinating stories as children. Here’s a pic… https://t.co/X9fBu9JUkd
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawThe NHS was founded as a public health service, free at the point of use and available to everyone – if the governm… https://t.co/T4WIQfSpBJ
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawShortly after the often bitter creation of the #NHS, Bevan visited a hospital in Wimbledon. Instantly recognised by… https://t.co/0czIRYddpk
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawYou can only roll out your fascist propaganda on those hills because Jewish Communists like Jud Clyne, David Nussba… https://t.co/IoMIPtAObm
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawAs we celebrate the NHS, it’s time to renew the ambition that led to its foundation - and make the case for a natio… https://t.co/AL9mDmM3JZ
Retweeted by Ronan Burtenshaw“The NHS democratises the social consumption of the recent advances in medicine, and destroys the money barrier whi… https://t.co/iNeJEWeaQWFascinating 1948 interview with Aneurin Bevan where he makes clear his dislike of the Beveridgean contribution syst… https://t.co/pOhogwouvk
Retweeted by Ronan Burtenshaw @SpaJw Bevan advocated for a democratic socialist alliance against both the US and USSR. He backed NATO only after… https://t.co/ocJw4kEZgeAneurin Bevan wrote 'In Place of Fear' in Tito's Yugoslavia and used it to praise Marx at the height of McCarthyism… https://t.co/8ipkhM1bnZ"[Bevan's] Socialism was rooted in Marxism... a belief in the class struggle stayed unshaken. Marxism taught him th… https://t.co/LVFZhwfI5J"The Communist Manifesto stands in a class by itself in socialist literature... It is the most convincing expositio… https://t.co/6JJXDAA9dD"Marx and the school which he founded put into the hands of the working class movement of the late nineteenth and t… https://t.co/SRS4O0qcHH"In so far as I can be said to have had a political training at all, it has been in Marxism." - Aneurin Bevan, not a MarxistBevan said his political training "had been in Marxism," wrote his first major essay about the Communist Manifesto… https://t.co/tXSICgKUtTOn the 72nd anniversary of the NHS, we republish an interview with its founder, Aneurin Bevan, in which he describe… https://t.co/YTdimpgWbC
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawOn the 72nd anniversary of the NHS, we remember the struggle that brought it into being. https://t.co/GCugXuWqV7
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawThe Guardian, for example, absolutely despised "Bevan and the hate-gospellers of his entourage." They ran a vicio… https://t.co/UP4Zp75LEQWhen you talk about Bevan’s expulsions from the Labour Party, people refer back to 1939 and the Popular Front. But… https://t.co/F9vsoc8C2zAneurin Bevan was a Marxist who was expelled from the Labour Party for being too left-wing and demonised by the pre… https://t.co/avXZXNAdLp
7/5
2020
A new set of translations of the socialist poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht reminds us that the greatest of write… https://t.co/SCojTMVDuf
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawAs the lockdown lifts, Labour must seize the opportunity to outline its vision of an economy that works for people… https://t.co/V3thTmuHyT
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawMy biography of William Cuffay is now up on Tribune. The most impressive and honest of the Chartist leaders and a n… https://t.co/AfMLIZaaBD
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawThe son of a freed slave, William Cuffay played a key role in the struggle for democracy in Britain. A country whic… https://t.co/5bTtdZaHyJ
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7/4
2020
Covid-19 has demonstrated the inequalities that hide behind liberal human rights discourse – and made it clear why… https://t.co/r22suWpzek
Retweeted by Ronan BurtenshawBoris Johnson's latest economic announcements put the thinnest layer of green paint on an economic status quo which… https://t.co/eteApOI2kC
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7/3
2020

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