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Perverse, provocative and populist: why we still love the Manic Street Preachers

Dec 4th, 2013 | By

By Stephen Lee Naish (author of the forthcoming U.ESS.AY: Politics and Humanity in American Film) The winter of 2010 was, for a large majority of young people in the United Kingdom, the Winter of Discontent. Students rallied in their thousands against the Coalition government’s drastic policy decision to allow universities to increase their tuition fees

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‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ by Federico Campagna

Nov 20th, 2013 | By

  Reposted with the kind permission of STRIKE! magazine, from their December issue (http://www.strikemag.org/revolver-issue/)   Work Hard, Play Hard – an ode to eudaimonia, by Federico Campagna Work hard, play hard Work hard, play hard We work hard, play hard Keep partyin’ like it’s your job  – David Guetta, Play Hard, 2013 The position of

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We are all the Daily Mail

Oct 16th, 2013 | By

It took the unfair discrediting of a dead Marxist to finally show people of Britain that the Daily Mail newspaper’s harmful and ill-conceived journalism covered up a deep loathing of the nation it claims to characterize. The article in question was a profile of Ralph Miliband, a Polish refugee to Britain, and a man who

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eBook Price Promotion: The Prisoner’s Dilemma – Sean Stuart O’Connor

May 15th, 2013 | By

eBook: 978-1-78099-626-4 | $0.99  |  £0.99 for ONE week only from 15/05/13 – 22/05/13 on all supported platforms What a great first novel…a real pleasure to read – William Boyd Over 20 positive customer reviews on Amazon alone! 978-1-78099-741-4 (Hardcover) £12.99 $22.95 978-1-78099-740-7 (eBook) £6.99 $9.99 (normal eBook price will resume after promotion period) A claustrophobic and fast-moving game

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The European Union and the End of Politics, James Heartfield

May 1st, 2013 | By

Introduction: The Soft Coup d’État Winter 2011/12. The Greek parliament is besieged from without by angry protestors. They riot burning down banks and government buildings. The Italian government, too, faces mass opposition – a general strike in protest at €450 billion government spending cuts. In Ireland, Spain and many other European countries there are angry

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Why Are We The Good Guys? Reclaiming Your Mind From The Delusions Of Propaganda

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By

by David Cromwell ‘A Death Sentence for Africa’ The 2011 UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa, ended with one of those marathon all-night cliffhanger negotiations that the media love so much. The outcome was a commitment to talk about a legally-binding deal to cut carbon emissions, by both developed and developing countries, that would

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Rowdy Entrepreneurs and Insecure Dinosaurs, Murat Karamuftuoglu

Apr 19th, 2013 | By

  This is Insane, or Minding the Small Print What is insane? And what is the ‘listening suggestion’ that lurks behind the very first endnote of the book? The latter is a bit easier to answer, so let me start with it. Every book has a story to tell but not a song to hum

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Before the Greek Debt Crisis, Karl Heinz Roth

Apr 10th, 2013 | By

From Greece: what is to be done? – A Pamphlet In the spring of 2012, the euro crisis intensified dramatically. The epicenter of the crisis is Greece, a country that has been experiencing a severe recession since the beginning of the world economic crisis. What outcome this recession will yield is a decisive question not

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The Ringtone and the Drum, Mark Weston

Apr 4th, 2013 | By

 – a Rough Guide for Dictators Our hotel room in Ouagadougou, unlike all the other rooms we have stayed in on our trip, has a television. This allows us to watch the celebrations marking fifty years of Burkina Faso’s independence, which are being held on a football field in Bobo-Dioulasso. Blaise Compaoré is the guest

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Publishing April: Can The Market Speak? – Campbell Jones

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By

Chapter One – The spirit is a bone If ‘the market’ is an ever present reality in daily life today, it is a mysterious and enigmatic presence. Being at once omnipresent yet ineffable, it is not surprising that attempts to symbolise the market have been so fantastic. This book investigates the idea that the market

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