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A class apart: A hundred years of Cary Grant

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.

Vidal Sassoon, "anti-fascist warrior hairdresser", dies

Vidal Sassoon, the celebrity hairdresser and one-time militant in the anti-fascist 43 Group, has died aged 84.

Jeremy Clarkson is a C**t

My thoughts on Jeremy Clarkson. Contains language that some may find slightly rude.

Should Rihanna loot small businesses, or chain stores?

Blog discussing the ethics of Rihanna's looting choices, from a communist perspective.

Jay Leno - scab

Unfunny talk-show host Jay Leno scabbed on the WGA writers strike of 2007-8.

Jo Whiley - BBC scab

Radio "personality" Jo Whiley crossed picket lines to work during the 2005 strike of BBC workers against job cuts.

Ellen DeGeneres - Writers strike scab

Ellen: Prize scab

"Comedian" Ellen DeGeneres has become the Hollywood writers' strike's first celebrity scab.

Jean Seberg: screen icon and Black Panther supporter

Jean Seberg - film icon harassed by the FBI

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 ultimately to suicide by the FBI as part of a wider campaign against the American New Left.

Sócrates - midfielder and anti-dictatorship resister

Sòcrates - anti-dictatorship resister.

Brazil and Corinthians midfielder, doctor of medicine and philosophy, Sócrates also organised demonstrations of opposition to Brazil's military dictatorship.

Danny Glover - lifelong activist

Not too old for this shit yet: Danny Glover

Lethal Weapon actor Danny Glover has a long history of radicalism, from the opposition to the Vietnam war, through to the Panthers, the Iraq war and anti-racism today.