On Honduras

Just a little tip: if you want up to the minute news on whats going on in Honduras – which we really aren’t getting from mainstream sources – go to http://www.narconews.com/

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Free the Glasgow five!

Five Glaswegians will appear in court today, charged with criminal offences for protesting at an army day parade.   It is understood that  those arrested were singing or chanting republican slogans. If you haven’t heard of ‘Army Day’ until now, that is because it is a newfangled invention. On the back of a deeply unpopular war, […]

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Attacking the Church for being ‘out of touch’ is pointless, irrelevant and bad for politics.

Great news from The Times, who report  an upsurge in support for gay liberation and equality. Yet the article’s headline - ”Church ‘Out of  Touch’  as public supports equal rights for homosexuals “- regurgitates an idiotic and irrelevant cliche. On the question of sex before marriage, homosexuality and a host of other issues, we are constantly told […]

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Postie Thrown on the Dole for Not Wearing Cycle helmet

It’s not often that we source news from The Daily Express (or indeed Lib Dem Voice who brought this to our attention). However the Daily Express reports that three postmen have been sacked for failing to wear cycle helmets. One is a father of two who has worked for Royal Mail for 17 years. The Express […]

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A Fantastic Victory for Total Strikers

Today, words like ‘bravery’ and ‘heroism’ do not mean what they once did. A cabinet minister is brave if he or she says something mildly off-message, even at the grand risk of demotion to a £63k back bench role. A fleet street journalist is brave if they do their job and say something that challenges established patterns […]

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Breaking News: Michael Jackson slashed, shot, shelled, and finally disappears!

Defying Khamenei’s demand that protesters stay at home, Michael Jackson, a student agitator for democracy in Iran was killed in Tehran today. He was found dead on the streets, his arms shredded by the razor-blades used by the Basij, and a gunshot wound to his back. This is an exclusive report on the matter, as […]

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Judges lacking judgment

There was an interesting judgment relating to faith schools today. The Jewish Free School was told by three senior judges that its admissions procedures were illegal, as the test of ethnicity amounted to racial discrimination. Now, I’ll start by saying that I think all state-funded faith schools are a fucking terrible idea. There’s absolutely no […]

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The Commodification of Education only serves to damage

I know that several these points are hardly original, but I have been sharply reminded of these issues and the problems they cause in recent weeks. A few weeks ago, speaking to two senior lecturers, one formerly ex-Oxford and Liverpool University and one currently of Manchester, I learned something that might initially seem counter-intuitive. Both […]

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Twitter/Facebook and Iran – something you can do easily

Just recieved this notification: The Iranian Government is now tracking Twitter and Facebook in Iran. Everyone please go to your setting and please change the location (Top right ‘settings’) and network to IRAN so the government will have a hard time tracking the facebookers and tweeters. If anyone is on Twitter, set your location to […]

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It’s time to reclaim the streets – from the paranoid and hypersensitive

A few days ago I was sitting on a bench in Marylebone reading a book. A middle aged man came up holding a can of beer and sat down on the other side. He then turned to and asked ‘Do you mind if I a open it?.’ Needless to say I agreed. But I was […]

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