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Time to dump Trump

Trump’s comments about the conflict in Charlottesville at yesterday’s news conference – if it can be called that – have sent shock waves around the United States.

Veteran presenters on CBS television said they had “never seen a news conference […]

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Arturo Ui is everywhere – thanks to Trump

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt BrechtReview: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Friday 9th June 2017

On the night of this […]

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After Manchester give Corbyn a chance

Last night’s bombing in Manchester was on a soft target – young teenagers enjoying the music of pop idol Ariana. The survivors and their parents will never forget the scenes of horror at Britain’s worst terror attack since 2005.

Whoever […]

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When Trump calls “fake news”, remember who his friends are

Penny Cole, a member of the National Union of Journalists Glasgow Branch, marks May 3, World Press Freedom day

Three of Trump’s global friends have their own solution to “fake news” – […]

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Dark Matters

March 20th, 2017|art, Poetry, Trump|0 Comments

Legendary jazz musician, composer and poet Joe McPhee visited London earlier this month.

He played with Rodrigo Amado, Chris Corsano, Kent Kessler at Cafe Oto in Dalston.  A few days later, he gave a sell-out performance at the Tank music space […]

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Trumplandia and the world of the surreal

The destabilisation of the American political system under the Donald Trump presidency reveals the fragility of the entire edifice of the country’s government and state system.

Built around its famous checks-and-balances constitution – the first legal document in history to […]

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Trump: from democracy to tyranny

January 21st, 2017|constitution, Trump|1 Comment

So, Donald Trump is now President of the United States of America, and its Commander-in-Chief.

In his inaugural speech, Trump made no reference to his party, Congress, or any other means by which he expects to accomplish the […]

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