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The Miner's Strike and the politics of punk

Punk music in the UK was arguably a response to the poor conditions of living during James Callaghan’s time as Labour Prime Minister. Though it wasn’t until Thatcher came to power that punk really hit its political stride. 958 more words

Music

Who can really remember what happened thirty years ago?

I have been filming a series of video oral history interviews asking interviewees to recall events of twenty or twenty five years ago. Some people have total recall it seems “as if it were yesterday”.  524 more words

Bbc

Should Species and Class produce a print edition?

By Jon Hochschartner

As a result of my off-and-on time in the newspaper industry, a large part of me instinctively recoils at the thought of a publication such as… 218 more words

Check out my latest article "Ideology and the Fool"

Red Wedge magazine has published my latest article, the first original submission that I’ve had the pleasure of doing for them(the others were first printed here). 103 more words

Satire

The Trouble with Counter-Culture

Originally published on Garageland Reviews on 6th August 2013.

ICA Counter Culture from The Derek Jarman Lab on Vimeo.

The trouble with counter-culture is that it’s difficult to define. 804 more words

Culture Features

The Saturday Boy - by Billy Bragg (reproduced with kind permission)

It’s hard to explain now how influential Billy Bragg was on left politics in the early-mid 1980’s. His Red Wedge project (with Paul Weller et al… 388 more words

Poetry

Tramp the dirt down

You may recall the Elvis Costello song from his 1989 album Spike. It began:

I saw a newspaper picture from the political campaign
A woman was kissing a child, who was obviously in pain…

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Politics