Short account of the only strike in Formula One history, an almost unanimous 24 hour sit in in response to contractual changes.
In January 1982, the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) drew up new superlicense conditions that would tie drivers to 3 year contracts. They also had to sign an agreement not to "harm the moral or material interests or image of International Motorsport or the FIA Formula 1 World Championship".
An article about how Dennis Rodman subverted the respectability and capitalist domestication of professional basketball in the US.
Libcom note: this article was written in 1996. From 1998 to 2008 Rodman faced multiple charges of domestic abuse of which the author of this piece was presumably unaware.
An article by Wu Ming on Cary Grant, masculinity and style as a martial art. Translated by Bianca Colantoni, it first appeared in the Italian daily paper L'Unità on January 18th, 2004.
Today is the centennial of Archibald Alexander Leach's birth, better known as Cary Grant. We'll never know if such an event had long been foretold by the constellations or whether it was anticipated by bizzarre events. Anyway, it was an important event for the following reasons.
My thoughts on Jeremy Clarkson. Contains language that some may find slightly rude.
Jeremy Clarkson is a contemptible cunt. I had come to this conclusion long before his remarks about strikers yesterday, but now I hate him so much I felt physically sick whilst writing this.
Just in case you have not seen the footage, here is what he said when asked about the public sector strikes:
Blog discussing the ethics of Rihanna's looting choices, from a communist perspective.
As mentioned in the new Aufheben, it has been widely discussed in left and anarchist circles about the targeting of small businesses or large chain retailers during the August outbreak of looting.
Radio "personality" Jo Whiley crossed picket lines to work during the 2005 strike of BBC workers against job cuts.
Fellow Beeb journalist Steve Bunce on BBC London later complained about not being able to give out prizes, he blamed "the stuff that Scabby Whiley's been up to."
Possibly then after someone had a word in his ear he followed up with "Well, she is a scab, isn't she. She crossed a picket line. No argument there. She's a scab so we can call her that."
No arguments here!
Born in Iowa in 1938, Jean Seberg was an iconic actress of the 1960s and 70s whose support for radical politics led to her being hounded by the FBI as part of a wider campaign against the American New Left.
Though she had starred in respected films beforehand (for instance playing Joan of Arc in Otto Preminger's Saint Joan), it was not until her role as Patricia, aspiring journalist and American girlfriend of a Parisian thug, in Jean-Luc Godard's new wave cinema classic, Breathless, that Seberg earned her place as a cinematic icon.