Monthly Archives: July 2013

And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their lives… #feminism

What Karen Pickering said, a while back. The good news is it actually doesn’t matter what armchair commentators say about your feminism. It’s up to you to learn, listen, say sorry when you get it wrong, and grow into your … Continue reading

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Emotathons and social movements – a vicious cycle of smugness and stupidity

Doubtless people will tell me I haven’t offered positive alternatives. These would be people who haven’t read much of this blog. That’s fine, but before writing in to tell me I haven’t offered positive alternatives, why not try these for … Continue reading

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The global elite only SEEMS to have Wernicke’s aphasia…

Ah, the joys – and perils – of diagnosing those we don’t like with neurological deficits!  It would be comforting to be able to say “all our bosses are brain-damaged sociopaths.”  Everything then is down to something THEY are.  And … Continue reading

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“I am Bradley Manning”

from here. I am Bradley Manning (full HD) from I am Bradley Manning on Vimeo. With appearances by- Appearances: Maggie Gyllenhaal Roger Waters Oliver Stone Daniel Ellsberg Phil Donahue Michael Ratner Alice Walker Tom Morello Matt Taibbi Peter Sarsgaard Angela … Continue reading

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How to destroy your credibility with defensiveness and glib patronising nonsense #94

Here’s the edited highlights of an exchange I had recently. I had gone to an event. It wasn’t very good. Not very very bad, but just could have been better. And given the organisation’s recent travails, it needed to be … Continue reading

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The People’s Assembly Line – #Manchester fails to be revolutionary yet again

History lesson: In the mid-1920s Henry Ford had the car market sewn up. His Model Ts were everywhere. Thanks to automation and his clever anti-union action, the sale price was dropping year on year. Model T’s were also very reliable, … Continue reading

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@paul_kelly ; “To Her Door”, “Love Never Runs On Time” and “How to Make Gravy”

Paul Kelly is a brilliant Australian song-writer and performer. His songs – and there are so many – speak in so many different voices, of so many different experiences and emotions, to so many different people. He can capture, with … Continue reading

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