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A minority of silence: farewell

This blog has been going for well over a year and a half. While it never really started with, or had, a specific intention, it kept going in fits and starts for most of its life cycle. Generally it was … Continue reading

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Review: Utopia and The Valley of Tears

What is this thing we call Utopia? A question rarely asked outside of academic circles. So-called ‘Common sense’ would have us believe that ‘utopia’ is synonymous with absolute perfection. Yet even the slightest probing of the actual practice of writing utopia demolishes … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
The Territorial Support Group’s map for policing the Olympics is doing the rounds on Twitter (thanks to Nina Power for the alert). This is an area I know quite well – when I had a…

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Caesarean Policing

A little over 12 months ago I wrote this post outlining some of the logic the pre-emptive arrests before the Royal Wedding operated under. Today, a court ruling found that the arrests were lawful. While, in legal terms, it is … Continue reading

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A Note on North Korea

How come the reaction to the above scenes in the west has been so poor? Like many of those jumping into the fray on this I have very little knowledge of Korean politics. But it seems to me that we … Continue reading

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Occupy: Catalepsy/Multitude/Consensus/Crisis

I’d like to offer some brief notes, consisting of four titles, on the recent occupation movement. many are incomplete ideas born of frustration and joy, but It’s best to strike while the iron is hot than mourn mistakes later, or … Continue reading

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“wer gon hev some o wors now”

“I was at yor hoose last neet, and meyd mysel very comfortable. Ye hey nee family, and yor just won man on the colliery, I see ye hev a greet lot of rooms, and big cellars, and plenty wine and … Continue reading

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