journalism

If a strike turns you into a Tory, you probably were one anyway

In the Guardian, Jonathan Jones laments that workers standing up for themselves is getting in the way of him looking at art. Here are five reasons why he’s talking out of his arse and you should support the strikers.

Responding to Evening Standard bollocks on the tube strike

A commuter's rant about the (unsurprisingly) anti-worker coverage of the tube strike by the Evening Standard.

On freedom of the press - Karl Marx

Karl Marx on censorship.

A proletarian note: Charlie Hebdo - Hamid Moradei

Already with Khomeini’s Fatwa crisis surrounding Salman Rushdie and the Mujahidin deafening Russian army in Afghanistan, we could justifiably described a new emerging conflict zone between the Islamic periphery and the center of capitalist world: In fact, Islamism was taking an global characteristic.

Charlie Hebdo

A  candle light vigil at the Place de la République, in Paris

Earlier this week, gunmen attacked the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and murdered several of its cartoonists. Some thoughts on the various issues that have arisen out of this event.

Wobblies call for Morning Star boycott

Clydeside branch of the Industrial Workers' of the World (IWW) union call for a boycott of leftist daily newspaper the Morning Star over allegations of mishandling domestic abuse reporting.

The Zizek/Chomsky Debate: a Pragmatist View

Noam Chomsky and Slavoj Zizek are useful for fulfilling different kinds of needs.

Sources and the police raid on Bristol Indymedia

The Indymedia network has reported today that its Bristol site is no more, after police forced access to its users' IP records as part of a search for the individual or group behind a string of politicised arsons in the area.

Rock bottom or GTFO

On Big Issues and Big Society.

Pierre Omidyar: giving until it hurts - David Matthew Carr

The new media venture from billionaire philanthropist Pierre Omidyar will enlist the muck-raking talents of Glen Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill. Omidyar's record of promoting and funding "free-market solutions" to social problems is a good indicator of what the limitations of the project will be.