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Unhealthy Body, Unhealthy Mind: Covid and the Case for Universal Basic Income

June 29, 2021 – 11:24 am |

 
The effect of the pandemic must be combatted not just through medicinal but monetary means.
Benjamin Maslow who created his hierarchy of needs stated in his book The farther reaches of human nature that “The need for ‘dignity, for example, can be seen as a fundamental human right in the same …

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Unhealthy Body, Unhealthy Mind: Covid and the Case for Universal Basic Income

June 29, 2021 – 11:24 am |

 
The effect of the pandemic must be combatted not just through medicinal but monetary means.
Benjamin Maslow who created his hierarchy of needs stated in his book The farther reaches of human nature that “The need for ‘dignity, for example, can be seen as a fundamental human right in the same …

Covid One Year on: The Experience of a London Office Worker

March 12, 2021 – 11:51 pm | 2 Comments

One year ago today, I received a work email saying that someone had tested positive for COVID, and that they would be decontaminating the whole building that weekend, but no need to worry, we should be able to return to work next week.
Now, up until this point in 2020, I …

Abandoned Buildings, Gold Plated Capitalism, Tarnished Silver Spoons, Queues at Food Banks and the Flying Dutchman of Left Wing Politics that Roams the High Seas of Britain Beyond Distant Waves

February 10, 2016 – 2:56 pm | 2 Comments

The room that I currently write this in will probably no longer be here in a few weeks. The building is going to be torn down. I am a property guardian in a school in central Hackney. What was meant to be six months of accommodation turned out to last …

Red Rose-tinted Glasses in our Leftist Island of London Engulfed by a Sea of Blue or the Longest Suicide Blog Post in History?

August 30, 2015 – 2:22 pm |

 
Putting personal political perspectives aside, I hate to say that I was right in my prediction that Ed Milliband would not win the last election. But his influence certainly left his mark on the party with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters, yet I still feel that it is not …

Political Comparative Journalism, False Flag Operations, Putin, Georgia 2008 and Crimea 2014, Hitler, Sudetenland 1938 and Poland 1939

October 9, 2014 – 12:34 am |

It was while reading the salmon coloured pages of the Financial Times that I came across an excellent piece by Tony Barber in the Global Insight section entitled:“Baltic states fear Kremlin concern for their ethnic Russians”.
This FT piece sparked a memory of a point that I had raised to a Goldsmith’s lecturer, when I …

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 …