Category Archives: The media

Is Chris Hedges alright?

(image credit: Matt Lubchansky) I’m worried about Chris Hedges, and he’s worried about me. Hedges has just published a frothing attack on antifascists, where he seeks to equate us with the far right. Of course, he has to distort the … Continue reading

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A working-class response to the EU referendum

I don’t think there’s much point in picking a side in the EU debate. It’s a referendum called by the Tories, and one that takes place entirely on their terms: there is no lesser evil to choose between Cameron and … Continue reading

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A year in the shadow of bullets and ballots: looking back at 2015

Saying you prefer bullets to ballots is often used as a shorthand for wanting revolutionary change rather than working within the system. But in fact, the politics of armed struggle and electoralism can have a surprising amount in common – … Continue reading

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A myth is born: on paper tigers and shaggy dog stories

It’s been fascinating to watch the way that the media narrative of the Fuck Parade has been created. To recap, the estate agent Marsh & Parsons got its windows put through, while the worst the cereal cafe got was a … Continue reading

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Class War’s visit to the cereal cafe gets a frosty reception

Over the last few days, some sections of the media have picked up on the mild kerfuffle that took place at the Cereal Killer café on Saturday night during Class War’s latest “Fuck Parade”. Class War and the other attendees … Continue reading

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That joke isn’t funny anymore: on satire, nostalgia and class

I recently encountered an article by Mark Fisher about satire and class, which are two subjects I’m quite interested in. However, I’m also quite sceptical of some of the arguments he makes, so I thought it was worth examining why. … Continue reading

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Dangerous talk: things I’ve learned from the media in the last few weeks

Things I’ve learnt from the media recently: If a specialist professional commentator – a journalist, academic, or someone like that – wants to say something, then that’s free speech and debate, and everyone should pay attention to their opinion. If … Continue reading

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