Don’t Buy Don’t Sell: Germany – Turkey

The potential of  Five Percent Campaign's "Don't Buy Don't Sell" campaign concept  is well  illustrated in Germany's recent civil society activities. After Turkey's latest "Operation Olive Branch" was exposed to show that German-made tanks were used against Kurdish groups in Syria (who were significant local allies of the USA's fight against the Islamic State), the … Continue reading Don’t Buy Don’t Sell: Germany – Turkey

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A new economics & new military spending agenda

GETTING THE MILITARY SPENDING ISSUE INTO THE PUBLIC ARENA How can we get a practical dialogue going about UK Military Spending that forges blue sky vision with practical ideas and has meaning for the UK public A Labour Party, Trades Union, Green Movement, Student Movement and  wider social justice movements effort to get Military Spending … Continue reading A new economics & new military spending agenda

Don’t Buy Don’t Sell in the Trump era

After authorising the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles (each costing around $1.5 million) at a Syrian airbase with no apparent consequential strategic purpose and diminishing none of the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability, the maker of the Tomahawk missiles, Raytheon's stock rose sharply, adding more than $1 billion to its market capitalisation. Other missile and … Continue reading Don’t Buy Don’t Sell in the Trump era

The 5% and the Universal Basic Income

The idea of universal basic income is rapidly gaining traction among people who are worried about (or looking forward to, depending on your view) an ever-more automated future (where workers are replaced by robots and computers) and rising inequality in our society gets ever more acute. However, the idea of a basic income goes back … Continue reading The 5% and the Universal Basic Income