Lessons James Baldwin Taught Me


James Baldwin’s moving final words featured in I Am Not your Negro serve as an immortal message of political maturity to the activists of today James Baldwin stated that the story...

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Grenfell – One Week On


As a community mourns Grenfell Tower has become a monument to deep inequality and the possibility for a community awakening I spent my childhood playing football under Grenfell Tower....

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The Elite Outsider: Emmanuel Macron and Political Changes in France


The so-called ‘outsider’ won but the French political system is more out of touch with the public than ever before On May 7 Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election....

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The Very British Kingmakers: Theresa May’s Uncomfortable DUP Alliance


As the anti-Catholic, anti-Irish, anti-LGBT, hardline right-wingers now find themselves at the heart of the new government, how alarmed should we be?   With the air of Kingmakers...

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Poem: Reading From Book of Dark Blue


The Republic of Ireland's new taoiseach (Irish prime minister) says he will represent those “who get up early in the morning” Introduction On Friday Leo Varadkar was elected...

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What Makes a Fox? – We All Begin As Strangers by Harriet Cummings


Harriet Cummings explores the human psyche and the importance of human relationships in her debut period crime novel Set in a small village in the mid-80s, Harriet Cummings brings...

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Women’s March, USA: Interrogating the Politics of Protest


How attention to space, place and absence might structure a movement  Nearly four months later, I am still trying to get my head around the national ‘Women’s March’ in Washington,...

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