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Saving Blighty

If you’re struggling with how to vote in the upcoming referendum… let science fiction be your guide! The year is 2016. Politics is in turmoil as a national debate takes place to decide whether the UK should leave the European … Continue reading

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The 2015 Prestigious Lefty Awards

At the end of every year I take a little time out to say thank you and well done to some of those on the left who’ve made a real contribution over the year. Collectively we can be pretty bad … Continue reading

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Housmans events: audio and video

Over the years a number of different people have been recording and videoing debates and events that take place in Housmans bookshop on Caledonian Road. I thought I’d try to draw them all into one place… that place may move … Continue reading

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The 2014 Prestigious Lefty Awards

We don’t take enough time to praise those in our movement, nor do we make much of an effort to tell people they’re appreciated – which leaves those who’ve put their head above the parapet hearing only criticism. I worry … Continue reading

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The ideal Christmas present

Available in both women‘s and men‘s cuts. Who could resist? From Useful Productions

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They refused to fight

Every time I see the establishment line up to commemorate the “glorious” dead of the First World War I can’t help but think of Siegfried Sassoon’s words ; “The Great Ones of the Earth approve with smiles and bland salutes, … Continue reading

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Publishing links

Once again, for my own reference really (I do say this isn’t a blog after all) here are some useful links around publishing, self-publishing, etc..   Companies; Active Distribution – an excellent anarcho-producer creating everything from badges and posters to … Continue reading

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On Communist Hobgoblins

When Helen Macfarlane produced the first English language translation of The Communist Manifesto she began the text by saying; “A frightful hobgoblin stalks throughout Europe. We are haunted by a ghost, the ghost of Communism…” I’ve always loved this evocative but, let’s … Continue reading

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I’m not sure about this new “Cinderella Law”

I’ve been reading about this proposed “Cinderella Law” outlawing “emotional abuse” of parents of their kids. Apparently it’s going to be in this week’s Queen’s Speech which means it’ll be a key element of the government’s legislative agenda in the … Continue reading

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Mapping work in the UK

Over the last twelve months or so there have been some very interesting, modest little pieces on the specific experience of work. Partly for my own reference and partly because they are worth highlighting I thought I’d list them here. … Continue reading

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