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Rubens Has Been Shot (Again)!

I love history – and I love historical monuments. I love the feeling of walking in the footsteps of people hundreds and thousands of years past and the feeling of connection and continuity you get. But the outcry over the

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The Only Church That Illuminates…

For many years it seems us secularists have been too timid in our defence of our liberties. Despite people of no religious views now forming the second largest religious classification in the UK (after the largely nominal followers of the

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Posted in Culture, Inequality, Knowledge, Politics, Power, Religion

The Medicalisation Of Resistance

With the bandwagon jumping skills that have got him where he is today, Nick Clegg has used conjunction of the Lib-Dem Conference and World Mental Health Day to announce that the coalition will spend the princely sum of £120 million

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The Welfare State?

The State wishes it to be known that although it clearly couldn’t give a monkeys about working class kids being abused, it will launch a man-hunt should loving parents disagree with medical opinion. At a time when many of those

Posted in Health, Knowledge, Power

Of Gove and Gramsci: A Battle for Hearts and Minds

Of Gove and Gramsci: A Battle for Hearts and Minds. An excellent article from the Norwich Radical.

Posted in Class, Culture, Knowledge, Politics, Power

You Couldn’t Make It Up!

People across Facebook have raised £8 million for Cancer Research through no make-up selfies. According to Cancer Research this will be enough to fund ten additional clinical trials. This is approximately what just one pharmaceutical company (Novartis) makes in just

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Become More Middle Class? No Ta!

It seems as well as failing to instill “character” in our children, working class parents are failing to give our children an adequate cultural education as well! According to the Telegraph, “Working class children must learn to be middle class

Posted in Class, Culture, Knowledge, Politics, Wealth

Here Comes The Sun!

With social unrest over fracking in the US and UK and oil related unrest in many parts of the world, with every part of the world experiencing the disrupted weather patterns predicted by global warming, efficient production of solar energy would be a

Posted in Climate Change, Knowledge, Politics, Power

The Cancer Of The Profit Motive

Although it intended otherwise, a recent report from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) further proved how free market capitalism is failing cancer patients. This time it’s children, who are being denied potentially life-saving cancer drugs due to the cost

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More Evidence Of The Marketisation Of Knowledge

The increased marketisation of knowledge leads to growing inequality both for staff and students. Click here.

Posted in Inequality, Knowledge, Politics