On account of me having written/thought zilch in the last week, and having no inclination to change this state of affairs, this week’s post is going to be similar to last weeks set of resources for March 26 – Here are my latest creations.
Guest post by Hannah The admission that I did not pay any form of fees to attend university frequently confuses my peers. I watch their quizzical expressions as they try to ascertain if I’m a secret thirty-something. It seems there’s been a collective forgetting or ongoing ignorance of the fact that until recently many undergraduates from [...]
I swore I’d never write about tax in my private life, but given tax avoidance kills 1,000 children in the developing world every day since these countries lose more through multinational corporations shifting taxable profits abroad than they receive in aid, I feel the need to post this very important press release I received from Christian Aid today. Tuesday 8 [...]
As I reported a couple of weeks back the Irish Establishment is rattled. The two centre right parties that have dominated the republic almost since its inception are facing a surge in support for Sinn Fein and Labour. Little wonder then that Fianna Fail have now promised to support a government of their rivals Fianna [...]
David Cameron’s Munich speech was striking, not only for the way in which it singlled out British Muslims, but also for its authoritarianism. “We have”, he complained, “even tolerated these segregated [Muslim] communities behaving in ways that run counter to our values.” Surely I am not alone in failing to share Mr Cameron’s shock that [...]
(A response to Paul Mason’s own theses, an excellent piece at Idle Scrawl). 1. The problem with most analyses – Mason’s included – is that it discusses economics and technology, but only as something which can be contemplated, and not as something which can be changed. The actual everyday practice of the people involved in [...]
As it’s my birthday I can’t be arsed doing a proper post, so here are some resources (posters/leaflets) I designed yesterday for March 26. Print them!
The news came out this week that counterfeit and illegally imported cigarettes have be found to contain asbestos. While counterfeit clothing can be a safe way to avoid paying ridiculous high street prices, it is not altogether surprising that counterfeit goods that you actually can consume can be dangerous to health. Few would assume that [...]
1) Have you ever met a banker? There are plenty of people I know who work in the city (one of the curses of graduating from an expensive university is that I know plenty of graduates now working for the dark side). They’re corporate lawyers, financiers, hedge-fund managers, merchant bankers, insurers, accountants, actuaries, and all [...]
1789 didn’t need a hashtag: Why the Mubarak regime shutting down Egypt’s internet won’t derail the revolution.
Anybody interested in the revolution in Egypt should take the time to read this interview by Parvez Sharma with an Egyptian protester: http://www.al-bab.com/blog/2011/blog1102c.htm. Being interviewed is the man previously referred to as ‘Yousry’ to protect his identity, but who now insists on having his real name – Omar – published openly (demonstrating the new sense of confidence among the [...]