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Protest against the latest fiasco in the privatised rail industry

On Thursday of this week campaign group We Own It staged an action at King’s Cross station in London. The aim of the action was to draw attention to the costs to the public of subsidising the private companies who operate Britain’s rail services. In this case the operators of the East coast rail franchise […]

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Review: The Therapy Industry – Paul Maloney

This is a review of Paul Maloney’s book criticising the Therapy Industry. Maloney is a practising clinical psychologist. His criticisms of therapy are those of someone who is engaged in clinical practice in the NHS. This grounding makes for a different kind of criticism than the kind based on cultural analysis, for example, that of […]

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Towards the Horizon – Emil Gataullin

This is a book of the photographs of Russian photographer Emil Gataullin. Emil Gataullin came to public attention after he won the Alfred Fried Awards competition in 2014 with a photograph of two boys upside down on a swing. This photograph is included in the book. EmilĀ Gataullin is based in Moscow where he works as […]

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Officious – Josie Appleton

For several years Appleton has been documenting the ever-increasing reach of petty bureaucracy in the UK. She has focussed on several areas including: ‘Safeguarding’ and the notorious ‘Criminal Records Checks’ (now re-branded as ‘DBS’ checks), excesses of local authority litter enforcement officers, the introduction of ‘Public Space Protection Orders’, controls on photography, and many other […]

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The Nazi bullet

I read somewhere, I don’t know if it’s true, that when the Nazis executed someone they sent their family a bill for the bullet. In this country if you get a DBS check (an administrative procedure which allows employers in many sectors to bypass the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, and, in some […]

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Bombing Syria was good business

In the recent aggression against Syria Britain used Storm Shadow missiles. BAE is one of the producers of Storm Shadows. What has the illegal UK aggression done for BAE’s share price? On 13th April – when the bombing took place – it was 594 GBX. Today (17th) it is 601.40 – and climbing. The idea […]

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Excellent reporting on Syria

Things are not looking good for the British government at the moment. Their flaky story about Skripal cumbling by the day and now apparent confirmation that the “gas attack” in Douma was a hoax too. This is the report from British journalist Robert Fisk. Robert Fisk doesn’t work for RT or theĀ Morning Star. He has […]

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