August 2012

REACHING FOR MY GNU: coming soon

Aaaargh! Press will be publishing Reaching for my Gnu, Anna Chen’s collection of poetry, for kindle and in good old-fashioned analogue hard copy very soon. DESCRIPTION “THE POEMS IN THIS COLLECTION are graceful, muscular, playful, rich in both emotional depth and intellectual rigour; brimful of righteous anger and piercing wit; intent on revitalising both the […]

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How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy Steps: Britain next

How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy StepsPosted on August 12, 2012 Reblogged from THE HOMELESS ADJUNCT and Junct Rebellion. This is what Britain has to look forward to — we’re already halfway there. A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying, “In

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Britain’s Top 1000 Rich List could pay off deficit just from last 3 years profit: Michael Meacher letter

I’ve banged on about this before, but here’s another reminder of how much wealth there is sloshing about in Great Britain. MP Michael Meacher’s letter to the press has been doing the rounds and points out that the richest 1,000 people make up only 0.003% of the population and yet they have made £155bn extra

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The monstering of Ye Shiwen: my article in the Guardian

There’s something about the principle of fair play that’s taking a knock during these Olympics. What happened to the presumption of innocence until found guilty? An unpleasant wave of hostility has picked on one group of athletes while others in the Western camps are rightly praised for their stunning performances. Teenage swimmers Ruta Meilutyte (Lithuania)

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Poetry, songs and chat at China In Britain, Westminster University

Here’s a video of me at the China In Britain series of events at Westminster University in London this year. Charles Shaar Murray played guitar and I sang Anna May Wong Must Die!, Yellowface and The Camellia and the Poppy (from The Steampunk Opium Wars). Organised by Dr Anne Witchard and Dr Diana Yeh. Recorded

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