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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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Independence Issue: Could Anarchism Work in the Age of Austerity? Anarchist Book Fair 2011 Review

December 30, 2011 – 5:49 pm |

 
The sound of a brass band greeted me as I walked into Queen Mary University’s Library Square for the Anarchist Book Fair. This is the  fifth year running that this event has been held at the campus in Bethnal Green.
The book fair was started in 1983 by a group of …

Independence Issue: Outside the (Right) Law – Film Review

February 6, 2011 – 3:07 pm |

 
A thousand people gathered on the red carpet to protest against the projection of Outside The Law, Rachid Bouchareb’s second movie about the French (de)colonisation. Among the demonstrators, far-right and right-wing elected representatives tossed off many recriminations against the movie, calling it: a “revisionist work of propaganda” and an “insult to the …

Censored Burma

February 6, 2011 – 1:09 pm |

As Western nations learn more about Burma, modern technology is making it easier for the Burmese people to learn about their nation.The future of Burma is uncertain. The country has been under the intense watch of the international media of late, with their controversial elections and the release of the …

Viewpoint – Independence: ‘I was a protest virgin’, Jack said – 2011 London Student Fees Protest

February 6, 2011 – 1:04 pm |

 
Jack wears a poppy on his jacket and Doc Martens on his feet. “It’s the first time I have worn them” he says, proudly showing-off his brand new boots on the way to the demo. Until September 2010, Jack was living in Loughborough and never had the opportunity to raise …

Independence Issue: A Set of New Politics for Music – Band Review

February 6, 2011 – 1:02 pm |

Crowded together in the dark top floor of The Barfly in Camden, the audience had not been especially turned on by the warm up band, but when lead singer David Boyd entered with a half somersault as the smoke machines exploded, the crowd went wild as well.
Never steaming down and …

Viewpoint – Independence: Voices Raised to No Effect – 2011 London Student Fees Protest

February 6, 2011 – 1:00 pm |

I met Mikaela, 20, an International Relations student, on my way back from marching the streets of London towards parliament in protest of the tripled caps on student fees Nick Clegg had promised not to touch, but back tracked on with nothing more than a vague apology. She was sitting, chatting …

Viewpoint – Independence: Distortion of a Struggle – 2011 London Student Fees Protest

February 6, 2011 – 12:59 pm |

Streets full of noise and faces full of smiles – that was the picture that was apparent in London at the student protests on the 10th November. Even the sun was out to illuminate the way.
The feel was like every other march that makes this revolutionary city such a special …

Viewpoint – Independence: Don’t Let the Budget Cuts Bite – 2011 London Student Fees Protest

February 6, 2011 – 12:58 pm |

18-year-old, Tamara London was one of nearly 50,000 people who attended the boisterous march past the Houses of Parliament.
A gap year student from Barnet in north London she  expressed her concern at the government’s planned raise of tuition fees: “They should be encouraging people to go into education, instead they are putting …

Country in Focus the Independence Issue: To Live and Dwell with Nostalgic Notions of South Africa

February 6, 2011 – 12:55 pm |

“The Call” was the national anthem and the voice of the orange, white and blue the colours of the oppressive regime that was South Africa. The masses beaten into submission by the nightstick known as apartheid.
I was very young in the 1980s when I saw the photographs in the papers showing …

Independence Issue: Traces, a Story of New Life, Both On and Off the Stage

February 2, 2011 – 10:00 am |

“Traces is an investigation of the spaces that lie in the interstices of the modern world. In three poetic pictures the dancers are reclaiming a space to exist, struggling to leave traces in the nothingness that surrounds them.”
Traces, an expressionistic approach to the human experience, from birth to death, took …