By Hanna Thomas
A few years ago I was at drama school, waiting to launch myself into the world of showbiz and being prepped for life out in the â€œindustryâ€. This consisted mainly of being told to lose half my body weight, wear chicken fillets and look either more or less asian (pretty hard for a […]
On this day in Addis Ababa, 1963, Kwame Nkrumah‘s dream of Pan-African Unity was partially realised, the Organisation for African Unity was created and 25th May was declared to be “Africa Day”.
There are very few official celebrations that commemorate this day though the South African Trade Union Congress (COSATU) has released a statement in remembrance.
So after all that hullabaloo, Gillian Duffy is now even famous in the USA, thanks to the Daily Show!
Jon Stewart is the best political satirist going at the moment, though Gillian may appear a sweet little old lady, but she does have bigoted though mainstream ideas regarding Eastern Europeans.
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By Mark Inger / @BaronBattersea
I’m embarrassed to say that until last week I had never been to The Wellcome Collection, a glorious building on Euston Road housing a museum displaying an unusual mixture of medical artefacts and original artworks. My visit was not to see anything unusual as such, but to see ‘Pressure Drop’, a […]
Judith Amanthis reports on how an innovative artist is pioneering methods of engaging working class communities whilst combating the far-right.
Everyone on the UK left knows why some members of the white ex-industrial working class have voted BNP. None that I know of knocks on doors in Doncaster or Dagenham, says â€œWhat can we do to […]
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