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About the bastard-octopus

"The most repugnant bastard there is: the bastard-octopus." - Some dead French philosopher.

Brighton Rejects the March for England

Brighton’s local residents and anti-fascists made the fifth St. George’s Day march in Brighton resoundingly unwelcome, seriously disrupting the parade on Sunday 22nd April, 2012. The Portsmouth-based organisers, March for England (MfE), promote the event as a “family day out”, … Continue reading

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Theses on the Occupy movement

It has been the best part of a year since I prepared anything to share here, but this time I have forced myself to turn my (largely germinal) thoughts into something which might be communicable. We face a situation today … Continue reading

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Stuff your ballot boxes

In the UK’s second ever referendum, voters will be asked tomorrow whether they want to adopt the Alternative Vote (AV) electoral system. It is on the one hand touching to see people so emotional about the way they pencil marks … Continue reading

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The boys in blue will be the boys in blue

If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware of today’s real news story: the United Kingdom is a police state. Squats – social centres as well as homes – have been raided across London by the Metropolitan police ahead of tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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Universities face threat of private takeovers – The Times, April 25, 2011

This news story appears only to have been properly reported in yesterday’s Times. Since News International decided to install a pay-wall a year or more ago to prevent people from hearing about things affecting their lives, most students won’t have … Continue reading

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In defence of long words

I’m not on Twitter so I normally miss this kind of crap. As an increasing number of friends are coming to the conclusion that having more single-sentence conversations on their smart phones will significantly improve their daily lives, however, I … Continue reading

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