Reviving Sylvia Pankhurst’s spirit

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3 Oct 2010

Anyone who has read Ferraris for All will know that Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) was a key inspiration for my book. The radical suffragette was not only fervently pro-prosperity but also opposed to the first world war even during the conflict and against population control.

Those who want to see the remarkable spirit of this largely forgotten woman revived should contribute to Worldbytes, the citizen TV arm of Worldwrite, to allow it to complete the ambitious film it is making about her life. You can donate HERE.

For those unfamiliar with her ideas here is a brief taster. An extract from an article on socialism in the Workers Dreadnought in 1923:

“Socialism means plenty for all. We do not preach a gospel of want and scarcity, but of abundance.

“Our desire is not to make poor those who to-day are rich, in order to put the poor in the place where the rich now are. Our desire is not to pull down the present rulers to put other rulers in their places.

“We wish to abolish poverty and to provide abundance for all.

“We do not call for limitation of births, for penurious thrift, and self-denial. We call for a great production that will supply all, and more than all the people can consume.”