Category Archives: Video

Cat conversation on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership contest

“Waddya think of this leadership contest?” “It don’t half exposes the contradictions in the bourgeois democracy.” “Ya reckon?” “Just a bit!” “They really don’t want the one with the beard to win, do they?” “The one with the eyelashes fancies … Continue reading

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The Great Wall at Mutianyu: Anna and Paul in China

Another movie from the China trip last month. The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, an hour and a bit drive north of Beijing, which is not only less touristy but has the advantage of a chair lift so you … Continue reading

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The Forbidden City video: Anna and Paul in China

In China for the Bookworm Literary Festival and only a day left in this astonishing city of 30 million, so what to do? You can’t visit Beijing and not see the old quarter, the hutongs, Tiananmen Square and, of course, … Continue reading

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The Kung Fu Pandas of Chengdu video: Anna and Paul in China

I’m back! I saw pandas running. I saw pandas rollin’ and a tumblin’. I saw pandas sprawling with a filthy “come ‘n’ get me, boys ‘n’ gurls” look in their over-kohled eyes. I saw marzipan pandas and made short work … Continue reading

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Anna’s TED Talk on You Tube: a banker, a worker and an immigrant walk into a bar

Now posted at You Tube: Genetic science has definitively proved that all humans originate from the same group of East African ancestors. So why do people insist on trying to create divisions between races or nationalities? Anna Chen suggests this … Continue reading

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Anna Chen’s TEDxEastEnd Talk: a banker, a worker and an immigrant walk into a bar …

I had a great time last Saturday as one of the speakers at the TED x East End event. I talked about migration and diversity, mirrors and diversion, looking at how politics and economics distort the history of human migration … Continue reading

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