The Velvet Revolution: 30 years of freedom in which some of us are freer than others

This month marks 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution: the wave of mass demonstrations against the one-party government of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. Beginning on 17th November 1989, when riot police surpressed a student demonstration in Prague, and lasting until late December that year, the protests lead to the country’s transition from communism to

Communism: A short guide for confused journalists

Following Ash Sarkar’s recent “I’m literally a communist” moment on Good Morning Britain, there’s been a lot of fairly messy attempts by media names to explain what communism is — hopefully the following will help them out (apologies for the elderly Drake meme). From Matthew Parris suggesting “communism means State control of the means of production,