Spinwatch short film.
During the Olympics 107 Cowgate will be running a series of alternative Olympic articles. As the country is again covered in union flags we shall be challenging the militarism, jingoism and shameless promotion of Britishness and corporate profit that is the London 2012 games. Exploring alternative Olympic themes and challenging the dominant narrative, as articulated … Continue reading
By Eleanor Murphy I still remember my first day at work in Vita Cortex in April of 1972. It was pre the oil crisis and we were experiencing a bit of an economic boom. Situations vacant in the daily newspapers were 10 a penny, but from that first day in 1972 I was so happy … Continue reading
By Larry Pinkney “If you don’t know history, it is as if you were born yesterday”—Howard Zinn “Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward all research.”—Malcolm X [el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz] The intensifying “clash” nationally and globally between what Malcolm X described as “those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who … Continue reading
Press conference held by Colin Duffy after his release.
Having an open, if not uncritical, mind on the Occupy protests I found this article from a Dublin based activist very interesting. It is followed by a fascinating documentary by Mick Duffield and Andy Palmer covering the ‘Stop the City’ protests in 1984. Which seem to me to be a precursor to the Occupy movement. … Continue reading
The use of new media by the Occupy movement to spread the message is impressive. This is a short film exploring the hypocrisy at the heart of the US governments predictable response and is something of an internet hit.
Danny Glover speaks this past weekend at Occupy LA. Watch the video below to hear him cry out, “You represent those brothers in jail who are on strike,” to loud and long applause. – Photo: YouTube supreme227 By Michael Novick Prisons and the millions who are imprisoned are a critical issue in this society … Continue reading