Category Archives: First Series

Gleanings

Here’s an excellent piece on Marx to celebrate his 188th birthday a few days ago, from The Pinocchio Theory. Meanwhile, Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell … Continue reading

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Iran surrounded

Needlenose says “if you’re wondering why the Ayatollahs are acting a touch, um… cagey about their military plans, then perhaps this handy pictogram of the region with countries where the U.S. has military bases (or has been granted overflight rights … Continue reading

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Acting up

Back in February, actors starring in Michael Winterbottom’s politically-charged The Road To Guantanamo were held by British police under anti-terrorism legislation on their return from Berlin where the film premiered. One of the actors, Rizwan Ahmed, said he was verbally abused, … Continue reading

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News junkie

If you’re a news junkie and you’re working at home and so you listen to the news at intervals during the day, you can sometimes see it evolving, from the moment a fresh item first arrives until it’s been properly … Continue reading

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Detroit sold for scrap

From The Onion: Detroit Sold For Scrap : ‘Detroit, a former industrial metropolis in southeastern Michigan with a population of just under 1 million, was sold at auction Tuesday to bulk scrap dealers and smelting foundries across the United States. … Continue reading

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