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Fighting Words: Poets for Ukraine

April 2, 2022 – 4:27 pm |

“He sits at his table long as a fable planning a banquet of death too sharp are his claws too aglow are his eyes Putin of the great war cry dragging his carcass of history.”

The war in Ukraine has brought together a unified international stance that is saying no to conflict, …

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The Barbican, Brett Bailey, Blankets Woven with PC, the BBC, Nick Griffin

August 30, 2014 – 10:09 am |
Photo: Mark A. Silberstein for Synchronicity

Brett Bailey’s planned Barbican installation, Exhibit B has come under fire from criticisms that it is racist as it shows black models in poses as slaves.
Yet to see is one thing and to understand is quite another. Bailey has been known for his other work that confronts racism and colonialism.
I …

Tintin, Fleet Street, Russel Group and the World of Journalism in the 21st Century

August 28, 2014 – 10:05 am |

 
It all started with a brown trench coat, a tuft of ginger hair and a white dog. Yep it was while growing up reading Tintin annuals that I became enthralled with the concept of reporting and the world of journalism. Here was a character who did not just travel the world …

James Foley Another Casualty of War to an Unappreciative Journalism Industry

August 22, 2014 – 10:22 am |

 
Journalist James Foley’s death highlights a bigger problem for freelancers out there desperate to put themselves in harms way to make a living for what they love! 
Read the Guardian piece by Martin Chulov, it illustrates the lack of care and of training by news organisations as they quite happily take the stories of …