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The Buddha’s parable of the burning house – Brecht

Guatama the Buddha taught The doctrine of greed’s wheel to which we are bound, and advised That we should shed all craving and thus Undesiring enter the nothingness that he called Nirvana. What is it like, this nothingness, Master? Every … Continue reading

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William Morris on work

“Worthy work carries with it the hope of pleasure in rest, the hope of the pleasure in our using what it makes, and the hope of pleasure in our daily creative skill. All other work but this is worthless; it … Continue reading

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My Clause IV moment

To secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible upon the basis of the common ownership of the means of production, distribution and … Continue reading

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Shock news from the trenches

There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning. Warren Buffet

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Tony Benn on democracy

If you meet a powerful person – ask them five questions: What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid … Continue reading

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