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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 [...]
 
 
Past the post June 7, 2015 00:02

Past the post

Postmodernism seems old hat these days. Once flavour of the month, this cultural intellectual movement now seems dated and passé. The world, and we, [...]
 
Are we all equal in the UK? Human up May 31, 2015 02:38

Are we all equal in the UK? Human up

A film with the title “Man Up” is currently on the screens. It’s a traditional expression to encourage like-a-man behaviour, like-a-traditional-man behaviour: get yourself [...]
 
A life in books May 31, 2015 01:59

A life in books

We’re getting ready to move house. The biggest problem, besides finding somewhere cheap enough for us to buy in the capital, is what to [...]
 
 
The triumph of the left at the polls: Is this a Spanish Spring? May 31, 2015 01:34

The triumph of the left at the polls: Is this a Spanish Spring?

The high expectations for left wing parties, especially for those which emerged from the many social movements, and the Indignados, were considerably surpassed by [...]
 
Dolce and Gabbana family ruckus May 24, 2015 21:00

Dolce and Gabbana family ruckus

Controversy flared recently because of comments critical of same-sex families by the heads of the Dolce and Gabbana luxury fashion company.   Steve Latham [...]
 
Shades of light and dark in the wake of the recent elections May 17, 2015 10:06

Shades of light and dark in the wake of the recent elections

The recent elections have cast a veil of darkness over the country’s future surrounding fundamental questions such as democracy, economic recovery, social cohesion and [...]
 
 
Canadian outsider May 16, 2015 00:00

Canadian outsider

Emily Carr is little known outside Canada, but is renowned there as an icon of national art. The exhibition of her work at the [...]
 
Aytzinapa parents, your struggle is our struggle May 10, 2015 01:36

Aytzinapa parents, your struggle is our struggle

The EuroCaravan 43, representing the parents of the Rural Teacher College in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, arrives in London the 19th of May, and this is [...]
 
The country where the revolution happens Monday to Friday May 10, 2015 00:59

The country where the revolution happens Monday to Friday

Each people has its own speed for progressing as history develops. And we have known for a long time that the process is not [...]
 
 
 

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