politics

Tea As Irresponsible as whiskey?

Put the kettle on? When tea drinkers were viewed as irresponsible as whiskey drinkers....

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Homicide Spreads like Germs

"By using the principles of infectious disease control, we may be able to predict the spread of homicide and reduce the incidence of this crime,...

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Can ‘Khan’ Oral – Angels of Disguise

As a jumping-off point for facetious gasbagging of just about any moral, political, religious or personal viewpoint, pornography is a gift to the commentator in love with the sound of his or her own...

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The Vudu Experiment: Pt. 3

'logic has completely failed us - the Kingdom is in tatters. What have you got to lose?' SWP applies Voodoo thinking to the UK's political woes ...

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The Vudu Experiment: Pt. 2

'INTENT: to contact the Loa in order to gain advice/empowerment for dealing with the current, and worsening, crisis in the economy.' SWP consults the tarot for political inspiration...

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The Vudu Experiment

Words have power whether intended or not. It is no coincidence that a venture named Sub Prime was the tipping point for the onset of this particular disaster....

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Gun restrictions save lives

n a dramatic denouement of the inpenetrable mysteries of the bleedin’ obvious, US researchers figure out that restricting ‘criminals, perpetrators of domestic violence, youths under age...

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Miliband at the TUC: What He Really Wanted to Say

I have said whoever was in government now there would still need to be some cuts, which means you will spot little or no difference,. But on the upside, Polly Toynbee will be happy....

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We Are Waltham Forest defeat the EDL

The end of the Victoria line proved to be the end of the road for the EDL’s misguided aspirations to flaunt their imagined superiority....

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Warzone Sex-Violence Levels ‘negligible’ (U.N.)

HSRP director Andrew Mack, disputes the common assumption that conflict-related sexual violence is on the rise...

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Foreign Invaders Cost Taxpayer £1.7bn

An acceptable price to pay?...

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Grieving for Greed Pt.2

'Cell phones and bottled water were proffered to strangers. As night fell, candles flickered in public squares; there was the sound of sobbing and impromptu singing. The scene seemed like a cross...

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Grieving for Greed. Welteschmerz Pt. 1

If the end of the commercialist capitalist empire gets you down, the right thing to do is to grieve for it. Then move on....

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Nazi Meteorite Statue Discovery!

Ernst Schafer and his expedition of SS members must have believed they'd hit the quasi-spiritual cosmic jackpot when they discovered the Iron Man statue to the god Vaisravana in 1938. Particularly...

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Welfare Greed

A Danish researcher has compared two of the most different welfare systems in the western world. Despite the differences, the research shows surprising similarities in the way in which people in the...

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The Economy of Violence

The fact that Hollywood often releases certain types of movies ‘en glut’ has led to conspiracy theories that it is manipulated by our old friend ‘dark forces’, but the truth is that this...

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London: The Modern Babylon [Film]

Temple’s film is aimed at middle-aged armchair warriors, like himself, and clumsily manipulates the moving image to reinforce left wing stereotypes. Churchill was BAD. Thatcher was BAD. Ken...

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Angry and Distracted Pt2

There exists one requisite trait needed to face evil: The knowledge of one's own capacity for embodying the trait. Inseparable, treachery and redemption arrive together. The human heart, capable of...

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Angry, and Distracted. Pt1

Unless communal space can be reclaimed and our innate humanity re-established, to paraphrase Kafka: There is infinite hope but not for us. Exploitative social arrangements, throughout history, carry...

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BLOCatastrophe

After what I experienced at Bloc I have to admit that I and thousands of others were completely taken in by the promise of a professionally-run event in an innovative new venue with an incredible...

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Twitter Storms

It’s dangerous, people are not who they seem on the internet. Inside those twitter storms (I’ve had a few) there are usually one or two who hang around for a week or so, its easy to pick up...

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Hubbardites vs Crowleyites pt 2

Jack and Ron moved into territory well beyond any official OTO rituals documented at that time. Elementals were invoked then banished, Aethyrs were called, complicated texts were recited from memory,...

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Zebra Katz unveils video for ‘Ima Read’

The song depends upon a shock impact that was spent twenty-odd years ago with The Prodigy's 'Smack My Bitch Up', the video has less visual impact than Spoek Mathambo's 'She's Lost Control' (which was...

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In the Land of Never Was

In the Land of Never Was: The Last, Desperate Hours of Climate Chaos Deniers‪ and Capitalist Rah-Rahs‬ Often, the world… forever unfolding, recombining, morphing, dying and transforming…...

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Americana International Festival 2012

While wandering around my first ever festival, Reading 1989, I came across a stall selling a selection of badges, one of which portrayed a Confederate flag....

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Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies [Live]

A Retro-rock night and musical fashions, anachronism, mending old ground, conversational racism and phenomenal guitar playing.  Let’s burn something. The Borderline is a place where Rock and...

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DV8: Can We Talk About This? [Theatre/Dance]

'I'm an artist who's interested in real issues, not just pretty shapes' ...

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iDose Therefore I Am

Panic in the Bytes of Digital Music: Featuring Cyber-mums fed moral panic by sensationalist media in An Old Scare Gets a Brave New Update. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Your child is...

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David Cameron Launches Tories’ ‘Big Society’ Plan

David Cameron: "I think we're onto a really big idea, a really exciting future for our country" David Cameron has launched his "big society" drive to empower communities, describing it as his...

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If You Can’t Get a Job Start a Business

Great idea: If You Can’t Get a Job Start a Business...

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