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Avoiding the genetic damage  caused by social climbing July 27, 2015 08:39

Avoiding the genetic damage caused by social climbing

“Methylation” is a term that very few readers will be familiar with, unless they are geneticists. It refers to destructive mutations of DNA, which [...]
 
Noise and the city July 27, 2015 02:54

Noise and the city

The usual image of the city is a place of noise, a cacophony of sound, an aural assault on our ears, preventing us from [...]
 
The Latin-American papal tour & the “communist cross” July 21, 2015 06:41

The Latin-American papal tour & the “communist cross”

The handover of a crucifix with the sickle and hammer from Evo Morales to Pope Francis on his visit to Bolivia, could remain an [...]
 
 
What is a terrorist? July 20, 2015 19:47

What is a terrorist?

It is the question that the mass media is trying to answer following the shooting in a church in Charleston, USA, in which a [...]
 
Tradition and traditionalism July 20, 2015 17:19

Tradition and traditionalism

Tradition is often considered a conservative force, opposing progressive change. But already there is a counter-tradition of the radical.   Steve Latham   Look [...]
 
What can we learn from ‘oxi’? July 13, 2015 23:59

What can we learn from ‘oxi’?

Greece’s economic and social situation has been increasingly deteriorating in the last five years. The acceptation of austerity measures that were part of the [...]
 
 
The dilemma of the solidarity or shame of being ‘of the Left’ July 13, 2015 12:47

The dilemma of the solidarity or shame of being ‘of the Left’

Neoliberalism has managed to divide this international ideology, advancing ever closer towards the long dreamed of ‘end of ideologies’ – a rallying cry which [...]
 
A house for books July 13, 2015 12:18

A house for books

“Housmans bookshop” is a strange delight, among the now affluent, ‘regenerated’, shop fronts around King’s Cross.     Steve Latham   Together with Bookmarks, it [...]
 
Saving Europe July 6, 2015 06:19

Saving Europe

David Cameron is playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship with the Eurosceptics in the Conservative Party.     Steve Latham   Having relied on [...]
 
 
Reading and doing June 30, 2015 08:46

Reading and doing

Is it enough to read a left leaning newspaper? This can be refreshing compared to the mainstream media, because it means having access to [...]
 
Transsexuals and truth June 29, 2015 22:35

Transsexuals and truth

The gender transition of Bruce to  has been prominent in the news weeks ago. Former athlete Jenner had become famous latterly through his marriage [...]
 
The Left in Spain turns its back on Latin America June 22, 2015 23:52

The Left in Spain turns its back on Latin America

Emerging parties like Podemos are attempting to distance themselves from the revolutionary process in Latin America as a result of the smear campaign carried [...]
 
 
Political revival June 22, 2015 04:33

Political revival

After Postmodernism, three, very different, movements, illustrate this revival of the political: Occupy, the Arab Spring, and Islamism.   Steve Latham   Occupy was [...]
 
Migrants: Thinking from the Otherhood June 22, 2015 03:04

Migrants: Thinking from the Otherhood

You may have experienced being ‘othered’. When you feel that you should be different from what you are (in spite of your efforts), that [...]
 
The rest is silence June 14, 2015 00:03

The rest is silence

“Same dog, same leash”.  This expression could well describe the present chapter in Colombia’s history where everything is ‘the same but different.’   Armando [...]
 
 
 

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