March 2011

Best speech of 26 March TUC demo: Dave Nellist

Dave Nellist’s speech 26 March On the day’s violence by young protesters looking at long term unemployment while the rich get obscenely richer, he said: To the union leaders and the politicians, unless you seriously have a strategy to take on this government and its austerity programme, you are going to consign another generation in […]

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What’s wrong with the mainstream media? Westminster Skeptics debate

That comatose science fiction writer and his dystopian fever dream I keep writing about has been stirring of late. Giant solar flares and supermoons exert malign invisible forces. Planet Earth splits apart and shifts its axis. Middle Eastern tyrants cling on to power while the West short-circuits itself into a state of paralysis: to act

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Working for the Clampdown: Niall Ferguson’s testosterone theory of history

Niall Ferguson “Killer Apps” episode, Civilisation Channel 4 Review by Anna Chen 10 March 2011 ‘Dominate, dominate, dominate.’ No, not an S&M dalek, but Niall Ferguson on the telly. I lost count of how many times this word, or variations thereof, came up in the first five minutes of Episode One of Ferguson’s Channel 4

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No lead from Camden councillors on anti-cuts

Last night’s Camden Council budget meeting A lively 1,200-strong march from Mornington Crescent through the backstreets of Camden to the Town Hall was followed by a protest as cowardly council held their final budget meeting behind closed doors. A thick yellow line of police prevented the protesters entering the public gallery meaning that the vote

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