Articles, comment and meditations on power, oppression and political mindfulness
Monday, 17 November 2014
Defending old formulas - the establishment-left keeping real radicalism in its box
Where would the Establishment be without the 'establishment-left'? The question might seem strange, even oxymoronic. But when it com...
Sunday, 9 November 2014
On Remembrance Day
On Remembrance Day Vincent Burke On Remembrance Day When the army prays And the flags go up To remind us that they do it for ...
Thursday, 6 November 2014
Poppy Appeal and Royal British Legion's appropriation of Eric Bogle's anti-war anthem
Following the release of the Royal British Legion's 2014 Poppy Appeal single , a version of Eric Bogle's classic anti-war anthem N...
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Russell Brand, a deepening threat to 'entitled' liberal voices
Newsnight presenter Evan Davis's interview with Russell Brand has elicited much denunciation from an indignant liberal commentariat. ...
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Owen Jones, his No advocacy and the Establishment
Following previous discussion , a further comment on Owen Jones and the referendum. Jones has tweeted in an exchange that: I never advo...
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Owen Jones, poverty, the referendum and his mission to save Labour
Owen Jones was in Glasgow last weekend making impassioned arguments for 'sticking together', ending low pay and tackling poverty. T...
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
UK recognition of Palestinian state problematic, but still a useful stepping stone
The House of Commons has voted by 274-12 to recognise Palestine as a state. The resolved motion (with amendment), delivered in the late ho...
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