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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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Werewolves in the City

A few weeks ago I posted a piece about The Royal Wedding and Giorgio Agamben’s theory of the ‘State of Exception’. This is something I have been researching for a while, so I’ve been wary of writing much on the … Continue reading

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Housed in the Margins of History: On The Stupidity of a Ban on Squatting

With the exception of a few well-argued articles such as this one by Alex Vasudevan on Comment is Free, the announcement by the Tory Government that a consultation process with a view to outlawing squatting is about to begin has … Continue reading

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Consolation Grook

Losing one glove is certainly painful, but nothing compared to the pain, of losing one, throwing away the other, and finding the first one again. -Piet Hein viz.

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