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Picket Lines Fair Game

Some claim they don't do politics, Cos it's a game of dirty tricks, That powerful people try to fix, I guess that much is true. I too can see what's going wrong. The same sad singers — the same sad songs That leave no space for me and you To feel that...

today, 00:12 in Art & Culture
 
Working people are still getting poorer. That's why we need Corbyn in government

Working people are still getting poorer. That's why we need Corbyn in government

JOHN McDONNELL notes that rising inflation will be “disastrous” for ordinary families. The typical worker takes home around £800 a year less than they did before the bankers’ crash of 2007-8, an indictment of years of Tory economic mismanagement under...

yesterday, 18:24 in Art & Culture
 
Why should some people make money out of the fact others have nowhere to live?

Why should some people make money out of the fact others have nowhere to live?

THE pitiful social housing green paper from the Tories underlines just how deep the rot in our society has spread.  Not only does it fail to offer anything to tackle the immediate housing crisis, but it also fails to deal with any of the root causes...

yesterday, 12:57 in Art & Culture
 
The Palestinian cause must not be traduced into oblivion by wealthy and powerful circles

The Palestinian cause must not be traduced into oblivion by wealthy and powerful circles

THE Daily Mail has form in fashioning fake news to discredit left-wing politics, but it plumbs new depths in linking Jeremy Corbyn with the killers of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Both it and Jewish News should be ashamed of their role in...

Monday, 18:54 in Art & Culture
 
Anti-racists in Israel and Palestine need our solidarity, not our capitulation

Anti-racists in Israel and Palestine need our solidarity, not our capitulation

THE GIANT weekend demonstration in Tel Aviv against Israel’s “nation state” law should refocus our attention on the struggle for equality within Israel as well as that of those suffering under the country’s military domination in Gaza and the West...

Sunday, 19:13 in Art & Culture
 
Solidarity with Bookmarks means mobilising against fascism

Solidarity with Bookmarks means mobilising against fascism

A HUGE show of solidarity with London socialist booksellers Bookmarks tomorrow will show the left is serious about mobilising to defy and defeat the far right. Last week’s attack on the shop had its childish aspects, but like the assault on RMT...

Friday, 18:31 in Art & Culture
 

Album Reviews A dizzying array of ambitious songs to get under your skin

Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth (Young Turks) ★★★★★ AS THE album cover imagines — at least in my head — Kamasi Washington has come down to Earth to save jazz music. Like 2015’s 170-minute The Epic album, Heaven and Earth is a huge artistic...

Friday, 16:16 in Art & Culture
 
Opera Review New life breathed into old favourite

Opera Review New life breathed into old favourite

The Barber Of Seville The Festival Theatre Edinburgh International Festival   Rossini’s comic opera, composed allegedly in thirteen days, consistently rates among the most popular on the circuit. Opera buffs who find it odd that the official Festival...

Friday, 14:56 in Art & Culture
 
Theatre Review Learning while you larf

Theatre Review Learning while you larf

Horrible Histories, Barmy Britain, Part 4 Apollo Theatre London W1   Even at this early stage in the summer holidays there'll be many parents gratefully grabbing the boredom-busting lifeline of another Horrible Histories stage show for their kids....

Friday, 14:56 in Art & Culture
 
Theatre Review Karel Capek old fears revisited

Theatre Review Karel Capek old fears revisited

War With the Newts Summerhall Basement Edinburgh   Through a plastic curtain we are ushered in one by one for processing — a brief questioning, a torch flashed in our eyes, wrist stamped then guided by an overly friendly crew member to our seats, an...

Friday, 14:56 in Art & Culture
 
Music Review God save the Rebellion

Music Review God save the Rebellion

The Rebellion Punk Festival Blackpool ★★★★ The Rebellion Punk Festival doesn’t need an artsy city to survive and it stays well clear of asking strapped-for-cash landowners for fields of grass to dance on, preferring to feel at home in a salt-of-...

Friday, 13:53 in Art & Culture
 

Theatre Review Cast adrift in underwhelming and irritating production

Exit the King National (Olivier) Theatre London   A play structured around a countdown can exhilarate an audience as well as the best Hollywood thriller or, in the case of Patrick Marber’s new version of the final play in Eugene Ionesco’s Berenger...

Friday, 13:37 in Art & Culture
 
Death at their finger tips

Death at their finger tips

Cold Blood Kings Theatre Edinburgh International Festival ★★★★★ Is it theatre, film, ballet or do we have to coin a new term? Whatever we call it, Cold Blood will never allow audiences to look at their hands in the same way again. Film-maker Jaco Van...

Friday, 13:37 in Art & Culture
 

Film round-up: August 10 2018

The Negotiator (15) Directed by Brad Anderson ★★★★ Set in wartorn Lebanon in the early 1980s this wonderfully taut and tense thriller explores the civil unrest along with the agendas of the US and Israelis as well as the mindset of the PLO at that...

Friday, 13:16 in Art & Culture
 

Picket Line Poetry To the workers a los trabajadores

To the Workers a los trabajadores One coffee ring on a desk is a zero. Non-contracted hours are messy. Two are a chain. Whoever sits here just ain’t got time to break. Three form a union, and are persistent marks. Tim Wells Written in support of UVW...

Friday, 13:16 in Art & Culture
 
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