8 October

General Pervez Musharraf might have won 98 per cent of the votes (671 out of 685 cast by national and provincial assemblies) to secure re-election as Pakistan's president over the weekend. But he's still short of the biggest election victory ever.

October 8, 2009 · 1 min read

That dubious honour probably belongs to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. On this day in 1962 the Korean government announced that a 100 per cent turnout in the election for the Supreme People’s Assembly had resulted in a 100 per cent vote for the Korean Workers Party.


Am I a modern slave?

Lyn Caballero describes her experiences as a migrant domestic worker and explains why domestic workers are campaigning for immigration policy change

Political blackness and Palestinian solidarity

The question of Palestine has become a black political litmus test, argues Annie Olaloku-Teriba, defining the very nature of black identity and politics

After the virus: no return to the old economy

As the Covid recession hits, Adam Peggs lays out alternative economic proposals the Labour left should be demanding


In and against, and outside, the party

Following major defeats, the left on both sides of the Atlantic must urgently get stuck into community organising, movement building and political education, argues Joe Guinan

A tribute to Mike Cooley

Co-creator of the Lucas Plan, Mike showed how the immense talent of workers could be deployed for social use rather than private profit, writes Phil Asquith

Build small, think big

Phillip O’Sullivan looks at the role of community energy groups in disrupting the energy status quo

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