Monthly Archives: April 2014

In Praise Of Health & Safety

As far as I’m concerned we should ban umbrellas for anyone who can’t carry them higher than 6ft from the ground! Yeah, you might not want to get wet – but I don’t want to lose an eye. It’s not just the

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Posted in Health, Inequality, Power

Oh, For Christ’s Sake!

When the christian right (for it is always them) complain that they are a persecuted minority, they should be reminded of the past week when David Cameron, Nigel Farage, Jack Straw and God-knows-who-else have all been falling over themselves to

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Posted in Nationalism, Politics, Religion

Land and People

I love and respect the land I was born in but I do not recognise the artificial borders dictated by kings and politicians. I take pride in the achievements of my ancestors, my brothers and sisters. I celebrate the accumulated

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Us Dreads

Originally posted on standupandspit:
In I981 the English Centre Poetry Competition got thousands of poems from Inner London Education Authority schools. In 1982 several were published in a book, City Lines. The book is collectable today mainly for some of…

Posted in Class, Culture

Oops! Mail on Sunday hack f*cks up his story attacking food banks

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s the Mail!) The Mail on Sunday sent out one of its most experienced reporters to do a hatchet job on food banks and Citizens’ Advice Centres today. Mail hack Ross…

Posted in Inequality, Politics

Stand By Me

In the week where we commemorated 25 years since the Hillsborough tragedy a few things have struck me. First and foremost what has struck me has been the solidarity and dignity of the people of Liverpool, who for 25 years

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Posted in Culture, Sport

Cameron On Holiday (Again!)

Posted in Politics

Clapton Ultras (we love you)

Originally posted on TheAccidentalAnarchist :
OMG I went to a football match today and I fucking loved it. Over the last few weeks events at Clapton FC have been the talk of most antifascists groups in London. It started when the…

Posted in Class, Culture, Politics, Sport

Britpop: The Scene That Smothered Itself

I love the rosy glow of nostalgia as much as the next man but the 20th anniversary of Britpop is not something I choose to celebrate. No. The day that Stuart Maconie (for apparently it was him) decided to lump

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