Monthly Archives: December 2013

Another year for the locust: an attempt at a review of 2013

Another year gone by. It’s hard to know what to make of this one. 2011 felt like a year when things were starting to change, and new possibilities opened up; cycles of struggles never proceed neatly, and some of the … Continue reading

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Know your rights at the jobcentre: saying no to zero-hours contracts

While looking for reports of how the recent week of action against workfare had gone, I stumbled across a useful bit of information from the excellent Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty: in response to a Freedom of Information request, the Department … Continue reading


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Once More With Feeling – some thoughts on why it’s all kicking off on campus

The past week has seen a sudden upsurge in antagonism at universities, reminiscent of the wave of anger that erupted at the end of 2010 and served as the starting point for the anti-austerity protests of the last few years. … Continue reading

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