The seminar itself is excellent, with good questions (and answers) about a call for a moratorium on the construction of new coal mines. But nonetheless, apologies for rubbish quality of footage.
Madlab is back! The Northern Quarter venue (‘here be hipsters’ say the old maps. The new maps say ‘here be more hipsters’) has been tarted up from industrial grime to post-industrial sleek without losing its essential charm. They’ve done away with the rickety stairs (bloody health and safety gone … sane), left the exposed beams... Continue Reading →
The tl;dr is this - we come up with all kinds of rationalisations for the dismal failure of our social movement organisations to either change/modify government policy or even retain the talent that passes through its meetings and slip through its fingers. When someone tries to raise it, there are a variety of defence mechanisms... Continue Reading →
It's all going to turn to shit. Soon. But for now, gratitude. I will try to remember this day, 9th October as a wonder. I woke at 5.54, a minute before the alarm would have woken us both. (I have that gift for waking upon need at exact times. )I am lucky. I had a... Continue Reading →
The Female Man is the best, most important book you probably* never heard of. Written in 1970 but not published until 1975, Joanna Russ delivered a mind-bending and gender-bending work of genius. Think 12 Monkeys meets The Hunger Games with the sensibility of Thelma and Louise. Speaking as a man, and so accustomed to giving... Continue Reading →
Carol Cohn (1987) Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals Signs, Vol. 12, No. 4, Within and Without: Women, Gender, and Theory. (Summer, 1987), pp. 687-718. link Thomas Homer-Dixon, Brian Walker, Reinette Biggs, Anne-Sophie Crépin, Carl Folke, Eric F. Lambin, Garry D. Peterson , Johan Rockström, Marten Scheffer, Will Steffenand Max Troell... Continue Reading →
Imma keep this “no names” and no “tend to identify" details. I will do that by invoking planet Zarg and the Zargians. Once upon a time on planet Zarg (in the constellation of Kasterborous, at galactic coordinates 10-0-11-00:02 from Galactic Zero Centre, since you ask) a subset of Zargians were invited to attend an event... Continue Reading →
Last Friday the Government released a booklet with a set of anti-radicalisation homilies every bit as subtle as the movie 'Reefer Madness'. One in particular spoke of 'Karen', the sweet well-meaning lass who became a green Jihadi Jane because she cared too much - or in the wrong way - about the environmental destruction we... Continue Reading →