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Signs of Hope – A continuing series June 8, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently:

I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we’re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it “hope dies last”.

Any contributions this week?

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1. lcox - June 8, 2017

With all due critiques and caveats, Momentum / Corbyn. Coming on top of Melenchon, Sanders and the wider resistance in the US, a sign that even in the belly of the beast something has changed and there is a substantial popular audience for positions which are significantly to the left of what has been viable on that kind of scale.

Of course none of these things are enough even in their own terms (assuming no last-minute miracles in today’s UK election). But they do indicate a real potential for things to go further, not just (or perhaps even not mainly) in electoral terms. And it is good to see this happening in core capitalist societies.

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GW - June 8, 2017

Second that, resistance and the acceptance of TAMARA (There Are Many and Realisable Alternatives) as opposed to TINA is growing.

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GW - June 9, 2017

Well a bit of a miracle did happen.

Things continue to crumble for the old order.

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lcox - June 9, 2017

A Momentum friend says “it’s great uplift to build a powerful social movement”.

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