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The Politics of Poetry

Rise like Lions after slumber In unvanquishable number- Shake your chains to earth like dew Which in sleep had fallen on you Ye are...

Lest we forget...

Everybody says sex is obscene. The only true obscenity is war. - Henry Miller I won't be wearing a poppy this year, or putting one on my...

Mental Illness and Physical Deformity in Film

As a lover of film, and the horror genre in particular, I have come to realise that despite the progress that has been made in some areas...

End The Stigma

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Really, every day should be Mental Health Day. A lot of progress has been made in recent years,...

Wage-Slavery

Have ambition, work hard, make money, and the world will be your oyster. That's the spiel, anyway. The dream. It's so deeply ingrained in...

The Lessons of History

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. - Karl Marx History is not just a fading memory, it surrounds us. It lives in...

Fake News & Distraction Drama

Fake News has become a pretty ubiquitous term these days. Despite what people may think, however, it is not a new concept. The term and...

Looking After Yourself

Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know that this is the moment you most need to make time to relax. - Matt Haig It's...

Illusions of Democracy

A lot is made of the act of voting. Once every four or five years, millions of people head to the polling booths or ballot boxes and cast...

Healthcare

Of all the forms if inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane. - Dr Martin Luther King Jr The idea that human...

The Climate Crisis

With Hurricane Ida leaving a million people without power and wildfires having raged across the Mediterranean during the summer, the...

Transphobia

It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you...

Cancel Culture

'Cancel Culture' has become quite the hot topic these days, with strong feelings both for and against the increasingly ubiquitous...

Afghanistan

A lot has happened over the last week, not least the wildfires raging around the Mediterranean (indicative of the reality of the climate...

Why I'm Doing This

Many advised me against doing this. They said that people wouldn’t read it because they didn’t care about politics or they had enough...