Tag Archives: Tom Paine

Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics.. Mustang, Dare to be Free,Tom Paine and Will and Anne

  Watch Mustang, a Turkish film that mirrors the deepening crisis of  democracy in that country and its effect on the lives of girls and young women. Five sisters live with their grandmother and, because of one innocent incident at … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch… The Most Valuable Englishman Ever..(on Youtube so its free) iconoclast Kenneth Griffiths’ documentary on Thomas Paine. Griffiths is as ever totally over the top but, like me, he venerates Tom because he was an intellectual and activist who spoke … Continue reading

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Book review; Utopia

Utopia Five Leaves Publications ISBN 978-1 907869-50-1 We are living in the age of austerity. As a socialist and a writer my aim in life has always been to act collectively in my union, my neighbourhood and with my friends … Continue reading

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