On this day, 100,000 demonstrators assembled in the US capital to ‘confront the war makers’ in the growing protest movement against the Vietnam war.
Abbie Hoffman, co-founder of the counter-culture group, the Yippies, announced that while they were there the protestors would levitate the Pentagon 300 feet into the air by the power of meditation. The beat poet Allen Ginsberg led the crowd in Tibetan chants, while Ed Sanders and his band, the Fugs, carried out an exorcism, during which they called on ‘the demons of the Pentagon to rid themselves of the cancerous tumours of the war generals’.
The Conservative Party is in a process of ideological decline or even disintegration, argue James Butler and Richard Seymour.
Winning elections is not enough. To transform society we need to involve the people in policy making, argue Kerem Dikerdem and Annie Quick
Chloe Tomlinson lays out the battle lines for a more egalitarian, democratic and holistic education system. Essential reading ahead of The World Transformed education sessions
As a US-friendly no-deal Brexit inches closer, Bonnie Castillo of National Nurses United explains why US nurses have joined the fight against NHS privatisation. Recommended reading ahead of The World Transformed health sessions
Alex McDonald reviews new British film Bait, a socially engaged drama that uses lyricism to devastating effect.
Under the UK’s constitutional monarchy, we are subjects not citizens. Rewriting the constitution should be an urgent priority for a Labour government, argues Hilary Wainwright