The dramatic deadlock in the UK over Brexit is a spectacular expression of a broken political system. Our existing form of democracy is simply incapable of representing the diverse interests of […]
November 6th, 20182018-11-12T10:42:19+00:00
Elegantly attired staff adorned with BP logos greeted journalists at the entrance to the British Museum’s big winter show, I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria.
We’re so used to corporate sponsors having pride of place at […]
November 3rd, 20182018-11-03T16:01:27+00:00
In the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, it’s time to commemorate not only the end of World War I but the revolution that forced an end to hostilities.
Early in November 1918, sailors on the German fleets mutinied, refusing to attack […]
October 31st, 20182018-10-31T15:55:16+00:00
Several hundred precarious workers and supporters marched behind the banner of the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) in a united protest action at London’s High Court yesterday.
The IWGB was in the court facing global taxi […]
October 4th, 20182018-10-04T15:49:43+00:00
September 28th, 20182018-10-22T21:23:49+00:00
That we’ve broken their statues
That we’ve driven them out of their temples
doesn’t mean at all that the gods are dead.
Ionia, CP Cavafy
Oceania at London’s Royal Academy has opened at a time when efforts by indigenous, native and first peoples to […]
September 13th, 20182018-10-02T13:33:13+00:00
Several hundred women from around the country took up the call of the Women of Lancashire to demonstrate in Parliament Square on Wednesday.
Dressed in white costumes with suffragette sashes, they raised their voices demanding an end to fracking.
Meanwhile, inside […]
September 13th, 20182018-09-19T15:40:00+00:00
As London grows and grows and grows, once familiar nooks and crannies in the centre where poetry could flourish have been ousted by property developers. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that talented and enterprising individuals like the […]
September 8th, 20182018-09-09T09:53:09+00:00
Ten years ago, the world economy ground to a halt in the wake of the biggest financial crash in the history of capitalism. The vastly overinflated atmospheric […]
September 7th, 20182018-09-10T11:14:16+00:00
If you thought global corporations just sold stuff like trainers or phones, think again. China-based Tencent is the world’s biggest Internet-related products company with a market value of US$850 billion, making it the largest enterprise in Asia. The phenomenon […]
August 8th, 20182018-11-03T14:25:08+00:00
If ever one wanted an object lesson in how austerity can create the conditions for the growth of the far right, one should look no further than Glasgow’s Govanhill district. So far, it has escaped, due to some positive […]