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George Jones
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Assassination Nation review
As I left the cinema after seeing Assassination Nation , I remember saying to my fiancé, “They’re going to be talking about that one.” I didn’t just mean because it has a lot of attention grabbing ingredients - an emphasis on social media and technology, a ...
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The Right To Violence
Nobody in the world,
nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral
sense of the people oppressing them.                 - Assata Shakur How many people were killed in Gaza over the past few weeks,
I don’t know. The estimates of ...
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How Wolverine Invented the Circus
La La Land probably among my top ten or fifteen favourite films. It’s a beautiful,
heartbreaking film, one that aches with loss and yet is still imbued with such
joy that even in still images its cast seem to be moving. The Greatest Showman is none of those...
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A Response to Larry Elliott
Never be fooled into
thinking that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth - Lucy Parsons Like any good communist, I spend probably too much time
arguing with liberals. It may not be the most productive use of my time, but I
tend to choose fun and...
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Why Bob Dylan Shouldn’t Have Won the Nobel Prize for Literature
Let me
preface this by saying that I’m a huge Bob Dylan fan. I’ve been into his music
since my mid-teens. He’s the reason why I write songs. In fact, I’d be willing
to say that I’m a bigger Dylan fan than you, reader, whoever you might be. I
could write a b...
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The Trouble With Corbyn
Let me start off this article by saying this: I like Jeremy
Corbyn. He has solid policies, he’s providing a genuine opposition to the
Conservative Party (something no Labour leader has done since the wilderness
years before Blair) and, best of all, he’s res...
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He Never Died review
He Never Died is a
recent [1] film starring Henry Rollins as an immortal, Jack, who discovers he has a
daughter. I’m gonna try to say as little as possible about the plot, because I
think it’ll be much more enjoyable for you if you don't know what’s coming....
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International Working Women's Day - Part Five
To begin the fifth part of my International Working Women's Day series, I need to tell you a little about the Stonewall uprising. The Stonewall Inn was a queer pub in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan, back in the sixties. As you'd expect, the police ...
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International Working Women's Day - Part Four
Hello again - I was travelling most of Friday and working yesterday, so I didn't get a chance to post the fourth part of my International Working Women's Day series. Anyway, here it is. Leila Khaled has been a hero of mine ever since I saw her speak at an S...
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International Working Women's Day - Part Three
In my previous post, I wrote about Mary Barbour, and how socialism is a necessary part of feminism - in this post, I'll be looking at the flipside of that. Just as most women are working-class(1), about half of working class people are women; in other words...
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