Social-structural violence against the poor

At long last, I am now able to put the article Jane and I wrote included in this publication of the Oxford University Press; Chapter 17, Socio-structural violence against the poor Since the time when the Thatcher administration created their violent hate crimes against the working classes, successive governments and now May’s became even moreContinue reading “Social-structural violence against the poor”

Cash not care: the planned demolition of the UK welfare state – Mo Stewart

This book is further evidence of the planned cruelty of the War Without Bullets towards the disabled, sick, terminally ill and the unemployed. In my view it is also evidence of the corporate manslaughter of thousands of people who are mainly working class, of whom the political elite consider being surplus to their market requirements. BuyContinue reading “Cash not care: the planned demolition of the UK welfare state – Mo Stewart”

Keiser Report: Myths of Margaret Thatcher

Published on Apr 11, 2013 In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert explore the myth of whether Margaret Thatcher “saved Britain,” or gave them a British dream of “striving to mature before your debts do.” They look at North Sea oil production, and wonder how big a UK sovereign wealthContinue reading “Keiser Report: Myths of Margaret Thatcher”

Occupy Wall Street and the Politics of Financial Morality. Frances Pox Piven

We’ve been at war for decades now — not just in Afghanistan or Iraq, but right here at home. Domestically, it’s been a war against the poor, but if you hadn’t noticed, that’s not surprising. You wouldn’t often have found the casualty figures from this particular conflict in your local newspaper or on the nightlyContinue reading “Occupy Wall Street and the Politics of Financial Morality. Frances Pox Piven”

The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills

The Body Economic is the first, agenda-shaping, look at the human costs of financial crisis – the culmination of ten years’ work by two pioneering researchers – Sanjay Basu and David Stuckler. The global financial crisis has had a seismic impact upon the wealth of nations. But we have little sense of how it affectsContinue reading “The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills”

The assault on universalism: how to destroy the welfare state. BMJ Christmas 2011.

Martin McKee and David Stuckler watch aghast as American examples are followed to destroy the European model of the welfare state. Christmas is a time to count our blessings, reflecting how they came to be. For people living in England this reflection is more relevant than ever, as the coalition government paves the way forContinue reading “The assault on universalism: how to destroy the welfare state. BMJ Christmas 2011.”

Chavs: The Demonistation of the Working Class. Owen Jones.

Publication Date: 1 May 2012 In modern Britain, the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. From Little Britain’s Vicky Pollard to the demonization of Jade Goody, media and politicians alike dismiss as feckless, criminalized and ignorant a vast, underprivileged swathe of society whose members have become stereotyped by one, hate-filled word:Continue reading “Chavs: The Demonistation of the Working Class. Owen Jones.”