Boris’ Sentencing Bonanza – Part One

September 18th: This week, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Robert “fuck the law” Buckland QC, launched a new white paper A Smarter Approach to Sentencing, which outlines the government’s latest proposals for punishing law breakers who aren’t members of the Tory party.

“Down and wriggling in the piss of ages”: Coketown

September 16th: Coketown By Barney Farmer Wrecking Ball Press, 2019 ISBN: 978-1-903110-68-3 If you’ve encountered Barney Farmer’s work at all, it’ll likely be for his cartoons with Lee Healey, published in Viz but also spreading across the internet: most notably Drunken Bakers, the bleakly compelling tale of a hellish alcoholic bakery, and the Male Online, a study

Tories are living in fear of direct action’s rise

September 7th: It took nearly two years but just one action for Extinction Rebellion to make it onto the Tories’ prestigious “so dangerous they should be illegal” list – not co-incidentally it was the first time they’d truly challenged the elites.

Understanding psychic numbing: can we grow numb to trauma?

September 6th: 2020 has been so far a year marked by an endless succession of issues; it would be hard to take them all into account, as each deserves a great deal of attention and should be discussed separately to be fully understood.

Legal: Do the new coronavirus restrictions make protests illegal?

September 5th: Update 16/09/20 – Shortly after the article below was published, the government reduced the maximum size of (most) legal gatherings from 30 to 6.

How did the Belarusians come to rebellion against the dictatorship

August 11th: If you had asked people in Belarus how long the dictatorship of Lukashenko has left in early 2020, they would have looked at you like a fool.

HS2- high speed high tension

August 6th: Over the last fortnight I have gone down a High Speed 2 research wormhole, sparked by the thought that I hadn’t heard much about what was going on lately with this bloated project.

Hearts of Oak- threat or a joke?

August 4th: Saturday saw the public debut of a new attempt to “unite the right”.


July 22nd: 1981, 2017, 2020 In the 39 years since Menelik Shabazz documented the Black People’s Day of Action in the aftermath of the New Cross massacre, in his seminal documentary ‘Blood ah go Run’, what has changed for Black British people?

International Non-Binary People’s Day and the Struggle for Wider Revolution

July 21st: International Non-Binary People’s Day fell on Tuesday 14th July this year, and much like all days and weeks and months for the queer community, social media sites were flooded with colourful illustrations and impactful personal reflections relating to the non-binary experience.