Category Archives: Movement Politics

Hollande is lost: the Left should speak against the German right’s obsessions

The rift in the French government speaks more broadly to what the left-wing narrative should sound like on the austerity obsessions of Germany and the European Union

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Politicians must embrace the shifting sands of democracy

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Voting is no longer the only way in which people can be politically engaged.

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Have charities become too corporate?

Many charities have long ceased to challenge the powers that be.

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You don’t have to be in government to be in power

Campaigns can achieve success despite Labour not being in government.

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Occupy Zionism! Stav Shaffir on the new politics of patriotism and protest

Stav Shaffir was in conversation with Alan Johnson of ‘Fathom: for a deeper understanding of Israel and the region’

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Lessons for Labour from France: manage expectations

Francois Hollande’s popularity recently hit a record low for a French head of state, with a whopping 67 per cent of the French population disapproving of the President. The lesson from France should perhaps be that the most sensible thing to do in the current climate is to keep expectations low, or at any rate ensure they never approach anything like that generated in the run up to the election of Francois Hollande.

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Pope Francis: the man who catches the bus and cooks his own meals

The optimism invested in Pope Francis, the 266th holder of the office since St. Peter, was apparent on our television screens last night as pilgrims from all corners of the world – Black and White, rich and poor, European, African, Asian, North and South American – crammed into St. Peter’s Square to hear his first words.

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Pope Jorge Bergoglio: what the papers are saying

The world this morning wakes up with a new Pope, someone that no one expected to take the post. Here’s how the papers have reacted to the news.

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Five challenges facing the new Pope

Left Foot Forward spoke to Catholic Voice writer and speaker Peter D. Williams about the challenges ahead for the new pontiff.

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The Left Foot Forward Debate: Hugo Chavez, tyrant or liberator?

Opinion on the Left has been divided since the news broke on Tuesday evening that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had died of cancer. We asked two of our writers to give their take on the legacy of Hugo Chavez, both for and against.

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