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Women: Someday priests or… Popes? June 28, 2014 20:00

Women: Someday priests or… Popes?

Febes, Persis, Priscilla, Tryphena, Mary, Eunice and Lois were some of the women who, according to scriptures, were the best allies of St Paul [...]
 
Sheffield: recalling a century of activism June 1, 2014 00:02

Sheffield: recalling a century of activism

On the 11th of June  Sheffield will host a seminar on campaigns for human rights that have marked political history in the UK for [...]
 
The socialist revolution against media siege May 25, 2014 11:32

The socialist revolution against media siege

On the 31st of May, representative of the youth-wing of the United Socialist Party in Venezuela (JPSUV) will be defending the Bolivarian revolution against [...]
 
 
Teresa Forcades: a nun not defined by her habit May 18, 2014 00:01

Teresa Forcades: a nun not defined by her habit

Next Wednesday 28th May in London, a conference will take place organised by the religious, feminist and revolutionary Catalan, Teresa Forcades, about the Catalonian [...]
 
Pro-coca leaf, anti-cocaine May 4, 2014 00:02

Pro-coca leaf, anti-cocaine

On the 9th May a conference will take place in London concerning the anti-drug policies of Evo Morales and the Movement Towards Socialism.   [...]
 
Against racist and fascist behaviour April 27, 2014 00:01

Against racist and fascist behaviour

On the 10th of May the people of Rotherham are urged to rally against the fascist march that has been planned on that same [...]
 
 
Revolution and British fight, on film April 20, 2014 00:00

Revolution and British fight, on film

On April 26th, the City of Manchester will be hosting a public event showing two documentaries about protest movements around the UK.    The [...]
 
Bristol and its anarchist bookfair April 13, 2014 00:02

Bristol and its anarchist bookfair

On the 26th of April there will be a gathering on the theme of literary libertarianism, made up of a programme of chats, workshops [...]
 
International commission on behalf of “The Five” March 2, 2014 16:50

International commission on behalf of “The Five”

The international campaign for the release of the Cuban prisoners – accused of espionage and incarcerated in the USA in 1998 – is gathering [...]
 
 
The People’s Assembly arrives in Rotherham February 23, 2014 01:46

The People’s Assembly arrives in Rotherham

A year after its birth the tide of protest against David Cameron’s policy of budget cuts is setting up a Yorkshire People’s Assembly.   [...]
 
Women and their rights within socialism January 19, 2014 07:28

Women and their rights within socialism

Three women´s rights activists will meet in order to discuss “Marxism and feminism”, in a conference on January 28th to analyze leftist political movements´ [...]
 
Our right to the city and the streets November 5, 2013 02:29

Our right to the city and the streets

On the 7th of November, an event will take place to discuss the provision and enjoyment of the urban environment by the citizens. A [...]
 
 
“Viva Venezuela: Fighting for Socialism”, the documentary October 21, 2013 02:04

“Viva Venezuela: Fighting for Socialism”, the documentary

The film is a reflection on the Bolivarian Revolution, which under the leadership of Hugo Chavez, brought dignity, health, education and hope to the [...]
 
State of Israel receives universal condemnation September 29, 2013 00:01

State of Israel receives universal condemnation

  A global protest to defend the rights of Palestinians will take place on Wednesday 1st January, criticising the policy shift by Israel in [...]
 
Bicycles as a mode of protest September 1, 2013 00:01

Bicycles as a mode of protest

  On 21st September ‘Bikes & Tents 2013’ will take place. A protest that will be carried out in the illustrious, larger than life [...]
 
 
 

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    ‘Private’ is ‘Public’: Health Care is our right

    “The Price of Experience: Writings on living with cancer” by Mike Marqusee demands an end to inequalities in health care and challenges the British government’s ideology which blames people for their ill health. It makes us think about how this “winners” and “losers”...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Revelation of “Boyhood”

    Revelation of “Boyhood”

    This is the latest film directed by Richard Linklater. Astonishingly, the movie was filmed over twelve years, taking thirty-nine days of shooting.   Richard LinklaterPhoto by Siebbi Steve Latham   Tracing the life of a young boy as he grows into a young man, the picture follows the central character’s...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Are we decadent?

    Are we decadent?

    “Decadence” is usually a term used by right-wing people to castigate individuals and societies with whom they disagree, and whose lifestyle they disapprove of.   Photo from http://goo.gl/9HxW4f Steve Latham   The arts are frequently said to be in decline, embodied in paradoxical trends:...

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  • Culture, Screen Diego Quemada-Díez: “The happy end is a manipulation”

    Diego Quemada-Díez: “The happy end is a manipulation”

    The journey of three teenagers riding “the Beast”, the train that leads to the desired future in the United States, is full of risks and is destroying innocence, hope and grand dreams, metre by metre.   Diego Quemada-Díez Noelia Ceballos Terrén   From his first steps behind a camera 20...

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  • Culture, Screen Marc Silver tells the horror of immigrants risking their lives

    Marc Silver tells the horror of immigrants risking their lives

    He directed  “Who Is Dayani Cristal?”, a documentary which recently premiered in the UK and recounts the dangers faced by immigrants travelling from Mexico to the United States through the so-called “death row”.     Marc Silver  Juanjo Andrés Cuervo   Thousands of...

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  • Comments, Globe, In Focus, World CTRL + (H)ALT + DELETE: Israel and the Palestinians

    CTRL + (H)ALT + DELETE: Israel and the Palestinians

    There is a photograph of this graffito beside an Israeli army checkpoint; it seems to sum up the Gaza situation: electronic eavesdropping, media manipulation and high tech shock and awe to wipe the Palestinians off the map.   Graham Douglas   In 4 weeks 1,800 Palestinians including about 400 children...

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  • Comments, Critical Dialogues, In Focus A requiem for Gaza

    A requiem for Gaza

    The killing of Palestine’s civilian population, including women and children, is unjustifiable. The people of Palestine can only choose between freedom and death.   Claudio Chipana                    How can a country justify the destruction and subjugation of another population...

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  • Comments, In Focus Palestine and our daughters and sons

    Palestine and our daughters and sons

    I wonder what effects the facts in Palestina have on our lives. The Gaza Strip is more than 3500 kilometres away from London (and over 12000 kilometres away from the Latin American region, where I am from), and still, the shocking facts cannot be ignored.   Mabel Encinas   Palestinian people...

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  • Comments, In Focus Palestine… Imprisoned in the open air

    Palestine… Imprisoned in the open air

    The genocide committed against Palestine is reminiscent of the Napoleonic phrase: “God is on the side with the best artillery.” It hits/ your whip is daring/  it teaches us to be stubborn/ and of the contempt of the threats/ our destiny is transformed in/ resistance… (Palestinian poetry).   Armando...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Listings, Screen Documentary captures the presidency of Hugo Chávez

    Documentary captures the presidency of Hugo Chávez

    On 29th July, the East London Venezuela Solidarity Campaign will be screening a short film entitled “Chávez”, in partnership with the coordinator of the movement.   Luis Castro’s documentary charts the transformation that Venezuela has undergone since Chávez was first elected to the presidency...

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  • Culture, Music The story of how Lennon’s  strawberry fields came to be

    The story of how Lennon’s strawberry fields came to be

     The fact that John Lennon wrote ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ in Almeria has been referred to before in historical accounts about the Beatles but the artist’s Spanish involvement went beyond this and  included some abortive projects such as the film that never was with bullfighter ‘El Cordobes’(the...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Money rules

    Money rules

    Society is being hollowed out by a set of non-values which are overwhelming ever other set of criteria for evaluating worth.   Steve Latham   F. S. Michaels’ book, “Monoculture. How one story is changing everything”, analyses the deep structure of our culture’s infatuation with wealth. It...

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  • Culture, Listings, Screen The real drama is in the ‘corridor of death’

    The real drama is in the ‘corridor of death’

    The documentary film ‘Who is Dayani Cristal’ will premiere in British cinemas on July 25th, the story of a migrant whose body was found in this deadly area of desert.   The film is directed by Marc Silver and produced by Gael Garcia Bernal, and is based on real events. The film shows the arduous...

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  • Culture, Listings, Pages Don Quijote rides into London

    Don Quijote rides into London

    “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quijote de la Mancha”, a new play directed and performed by the company Little Soldiers, opens on 23rd July.   By Virginia Moreno Molina   The Little Soldiers company made its debut in London in 2010 with a piece entitled Pakita: Stimulating, Bitter, and Necessary....

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  • Culture, Screen “Angola year Zero”: the Wild West of Africa & its identity

    “Angola year Zero”: the Wild West of Africa & its identity

    Huge changes have taken place in both Cuba and Angola especially since the collapse of the USSR in 1991. In both countries the sudden loss of Soviet support led to a crisis, and an increase in migration, out of Cuba and into Angola.   Director Ever Miranda Palacio Graham Douglas   Ever Miranda...

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  • Comments, Globe, In Focus, Latin America Praise to forgetfulness

    Praise to forgetfulness

    Fanatical fans are from everywhere not only here in this country of crazy, violent, passionate people… without passion, they want to see themselves reflected in the heroic ball-playing characters, but the next day they still don’t agree on anything.   Armando Orozco Tovar   Forgetfullness...

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  • Culture, Pages, Screen A debate: the new and the classic of Zed Books

    A debate: the new and the classic of Zed Books

    This publishing house will inaugurate their first “Open House” event on the 17th of July. It will allow people to find new books and take part in an open debate on various subjects.   Tony Phillips, author of “Europe on the Brink: debt, crisis and dissent in the European periphery”, will...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Playing with dragons

    Playing with dragons

    How do we fill that vast expanse of empty time during the post-university phase of early adult life, before working out what to do with the rest of our lives?   Steve Latham   We drift through endless days, unsure of our purpose, attempting to fill the hours with something, anything, while we cogitate...

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  • Comments, In Focus The tower of bats

    The tower of bats

    “We start to talk of food/ when we replace/ water with the essence of blood”. Fabio Arias.   Armando Orozco Tovar   It was during the years when thousands of members of Colombia’s left-wing “Unión Patriótica” party were assassinated throughout the country. At the height of this...

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  • Culture, Visual Arts Fred Jordao: cultural cleansing & carnival in Brazil

    Fred Jordao: cultural cleansing & carnival in Brazil

    The carnivals of Rio, Salvador and Recife are different, but the opportunity to make money is homogenising them. Photographer Fred Jordao from Recife decided he was more interested in the popular festivals put on by the poorest people in the outer areas of the city, with no patronage or financial support. Carnaval...

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