Tag Archives: Age of Austerity

Genteel Racism at Liberal Conspiracy And Cranks Around Up

We tend to think of anti-Jewish sentiment as coming from the Far Right, yet nowadays it is fairly common to find examples of it on liberal or left wing web sites. It is not overt or blunt as found amongst … Continue reading

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HMV Doesn’t Shutdown Twitter

Social media gets its revenge: HMV failure

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Polly Toynbee vs. Ed Balls

Last week I briefly glimpsed an interview with Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and major figure in the British Labour Party. It was a general discussion on the Tories (misnamed) Autumn statement. The interviewer, whose name I forget, … Continue reading

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The US, Food Banks And Real People

Gary Younge’s description of real Americans discussing their once well-off circumstances and the need for food banks is a reminder of how precarious existence can be: “Mark’s fortunes began to change in the summer of 2009 when was a human … Continue reading

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Israelis, Social Justice And Moshe Siman

I had not heard of Moshe Siman until I read Mystical Politics’ account of his protest. When reading that what struck me was, how little we hear of the real Israelis’ struggles in the Western media. Contrast that with the … Continue reading

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The Euro Crisis

There is a lot of heat and talk about the Euro Crisis, but this piece from the NY Times illustrates just how connected world capitalism is:

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