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Facebook isn’t a Tool Any More. We’re the Tools for Using It.

Carrier pigeon. Snail mail. Telephone. Email. Facebook. One of those things is not like the others. That’s because one of them is less a form of a communication, more a private corporation by definition. Call me? Sure! Email me? Why … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful

For those of you aware of the facts and the appalling track record of the Conservatives carrying out their Social Darwinist ideology of “survival of the fittest,” I know things might seem grim. It looks like the right-wing mainstream media … Continue reading

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Silent Night on the Eve of Destruction

There’s a very real silence in our society about matters of injustice, and when there are voices, they’re stifled by a corporate mainstream media with its own agenda in accordance with the interests of those who own and control the … Continue reading

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I Visited Mainland Europe and All I Came Back to Was This Lousy Fascism

Whenever I lived in North America and people asked me about Europe, I’d tell them that – as a Doncaster-born bloke living most of my adult life in Sheffield – I didn’t know all that much about the place. Then … Continue reading

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Tomlinson-Ryan Trust? An Open Letter to Louis Tomlinson and John Ryan

Dear John/Direction of the “Tomlinson Ryan Trust,” As a lifelong Doncaster Rovers supporter, it’s an unspoken, unwritten rule that when you are about to express any opinion about the club’s ownership, you must add the caveat that you are forever … Continue reading

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How He-Man Got Me Into Feminism

When I was in kindergarten, I was very rarely found playing cops and robbers or war games. Instead – my mother today confirms – I was with my female friend at the time putting baby dolls into prams. Other mothers … Continue reading

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Some Warm Comfort in Rip-Off Britain

I’ve talked about the Conservative-induced culture of self-loathing in Great Britain today. And part of that is the widespread view across the British population that ordinary people are being “ripped off” by large corporations – specifically the energy companies. As … Continue reading

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I Hate Myself, & I Hate You Too

Great Britain, eh? What a country. They used to say the sun never set on the British Empire, so vast and wide did our violent oppressive imperialist power influence reach around the world. In fairness – though we didn’t invent … Continue reading

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What Happened to My Town?

Yep, that’s me. A kid in Doncaster, once home to The Good Woman pub on St Sepulchre Gate, where railway worker Thomas R Steels drafted up the proposal to the Trades Union Congress for the formation of a political party … Continue reading

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Left Out of View: Why a Labour Leader Can’t Spout Left-wing Rhetoric

Many of us are familiar with the viewpoint that Britain’s postwar era really arrived at its tragic conclusion with Thatcherism: gone was the postwar consensus, as citizenship was replaced by consumerism, a commercialised media opened up for Rupert Murdoch’s dominance. … Continue reading

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