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Palestinian hunger strikers demo + interview with PSC Director Sarah Colborne

April 29, 2012

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A Palestinian Hunger strike demonstration took place opposite Downing Street yesterday afternoon (28th April 2012), which was organised by the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign. Around 100 people turned up to battle the inclement weather conditions to show their presence in reaction to the approximately 2000 prisoners held in custody without charge in Israel’s detention centres that […]

Remembrance of The Chart Show

April 24, 2012

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The Chart Show was a programme in the UK aired during Saturday lunchtimes showcasing the latest in up-and-coming and established artists in the Top 40 on ITV. It ceased to air in 2000 but had a separate short-lived channel for a few years before its death knell. To this day it still amasses a cult […]

Why I pulled the plug on my TV

April 23, 2012

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That black mirror that sat on top of a makeshift table in my bedroom was a glorified piece of junk that couldn’t pick up a decent reception if Prince Charles’s ears were antennas and a remote control with the channel numbers that wouldn’t respond. While I had the chance to buy a freeview or Sky […]

Chewed and Spat Out – The tale of the also-ran band

April 16, 2012

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If you’re about to form a band, or if you’re in a band already, you might want to listen up. Yeah, you with the Top Shop/American Apparel skinny fit v-necked outfit you pathetic excuse for a musician. Look, I can even distract you as easily as this, watch: FREE BEER! See? Now listen, and listen […]

The appeal of US politics? Better baddies.

April 7, 2012

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There’s an episode of the Simpsons where Lisa wins a trip to Washington in an essay contest of how great America is. She is later dismayed after witnessing a bribery scandal and later pictures a scene in her head of pigs gathered around a trough filled with dollars and Uncle Sam holding a bucket aloft refilling […]

Polite racial profiling – experienced daily in a town near you

April 2, 2012

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A weird thing happened the other day.  Weird that I should have to experience something as much it was disconcerting as I left Tesco. After paying for my goods, and heading for the exit, I had a customer service rep, who must’ve been no older than 20 or 21 years of age grab my shoulder […]