Don’t ever accuse me of being behind on the news. I’ve been keeping up with the momentous event via regular reports from The Onion, and very grateful I am too. Otherwise I might have missed it. As poet laureate of Hackney (I’ll arm wrestle you for the title), here’s the first draft of my offering. […]
Anna Chen – 21 July 2013 When I was growing up in the far east … of London, the only representations of east Asian women available to this little half-Chinese kid were supine sex-doll lotus blossoms like Suzy Wong and Juicy Lucy, or dragon lady real-life horrors like Imelda Marcos and Madam Mao. Male examples
I discover from the redoubtable Ian Bone that, following publication of my Guardian piece on the white-out of the British working class, one of the girlfriends of one of the participants in the all-white “Spirit of ’45” who I quoted, is phoning round defining me as a chippy Chinese “actress”* with a grudge about slave labour.
Demobilising the STWC on the most crucial day of the anti-war movement: Parliamentary vote on Iraq War
I’d left the SWP and had been “asked to leave” the anti-war movement by the time of the Parliamentary vote on the Iraq war on 18th March 2003, so I missed this crucial decision. An interesting revelation from ElaneH about the lead up to the vote for war in Parliament, and an example of how
Photo: Great Western Hospital workers have been on strike against Carillion for a year. My article in the Guardian today People of colour like me have been painted out of working-class history It’s shocking how even voices on the left mythologise the history of Britain’s labour movement as an all-white affair Black people have lived
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