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Critical journalism overcomes fear and  breaks the silence August 24, 2015 09:33

Critical journalism overcomes fear and breaks the silence

What is the role of journalism in our lives as readers of media, I wonder, facing the murder of another journalist in Mexico. Ruben [...]
 
Power to the Corbynites? August 24, 2015 07:15

Power to the Corbynites?

I support and do not support Jeremy Corbyn in his bid to become leader of the Labour Party. Why this double-mindedness?   Steve Latham [...]
 
Tomorrowland or bust? August 18, 2015 06:16

Tomorrowland or bust?

Directed by Brad Bird, “Tomorrowland” stars Brit Robertson as Casey Newton, a teenage girl who takes on the problems of civilisational collapse and environmental [...]
 
 
Jeremy Corbyn: UK politics awakens from its slumber August 17, 2015 05:53

Jeremy Corbyn: UK politics awakens from its slumber

The election of a new Labour Party leader following their resounding defeat in the last elections has become a truly popular movement thanks to [...]
 
Choosing our racial identity? August 3, 2015 04:46

Choosing our racial identity?

The case of Rachel Dolezal erupted into the media last week, because she was ‘outed’ as a white woman pretending to be ‘black’.   [...]
 
Prostitution, abuse and human rights August 2, 2015 11:33

Prostitution, abuse and human rights

Prostitution is often reduced as an issue of sex labour or it is associated to sexual freedom. However, a broader approach illuminates that prostitution [...]
 
 
The Kurdish left: democracy that causes discomfort & fear August 2, 2015 10:18

The Kurdish left: democracy that causes discomfort & fear

Leftist fighters are joining ranks in order to topple the Islamic State and show solidarity to the cause that promotes socialism and democracy. However [...]
 
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 [...]
 
 
 

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