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Dreams of progressive alliances can’t ignore political baggage

Since I wrote about the possibility of ‘progressive’ electoral alliances last week, both James King and Andrew Hickey have explained why they think they wouldn’t work, and whoever is behind the Progressive Alliance UK campaign has taken to Facebook to tell us off…

Worth Reading 185: Atherton in Johannesburg

Get real, tomorrow is not going to happen. By Dan Hodges – “Because this is the Real World. Where Real Things Happen. In barely formulated tabloid-ish sentences that have somehow made their way into a broadsheet where they masquerade as incisive realism. With…

Worth Reading 162: A season of baseball

Philip K. Dick was right: we are becoming androids – “The deep problem, for Dick, wasn’t that mechanisms might become more manlike. It’s that men might be reduced to mechanisms.” Why I Just Cancelled My Direct Debit To The Electoral Reform Society –…

Worth Reading 146: The end of Carthage

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA – Be warned, this story does describe some pretty horrible incidents, but it’s worth reading for the exposure of how rape culture is permitted by institutional power. On Countering The…

Worth Reading 122: Let’s build a wall

How did the First World War actually end? – Paul Mason explains some of the causes of history, and how our accounts of the war are often missing out the social and labour movements that were very important in it. The Fake Sheikh…

Worth Reading 85: Tie your tie

Do Not Hire John Brown Advertising – Andrew Hickey gets plagiarised. Plagiarist turns up in the comments to provide a great example of chutzpah. It’s Official: Austerity Economics Doesn’t Work – “Having adopted the policies of Keynes in response to a calamitous recession,…

Worth Reading 67: Baseball in Montreal

Take a number – Outside magazine reports on some of the deaths to have occurred amongst people climbing Everest this year. (via) Policing The Land – in honour of #ldconf – Sarah Brown rewrites The Land to make it fit the brave new…

Worth Reading 63: Welcome to Glastonbury

It seems the internet wrote many good things while I was away on holiday: Dudes, Relax: The Rise Of Women Does Not Mean the Fall of Men – Jezebel’s Lindy West dissects a piece of male whining. How To Get Doping Out Of…

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