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In 1811, Percy Bysshe Shelley, then a student at Oxford, wrote a poem, A Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things, as part of a campaign to support an Irish journalist in an English prison (Lincoln), Peter Finnerty.

Finnerty’s offence was to write an expose of the...

January 19, 2017

This blog was first published by Pluto Press in March 2016

The film, Suffragette, comes out on DVD this week, presumably to commemorate International Women's Day. While the film has been rightly praised for portraying the suffering, determination and sacrifice of women...

January 19, 2017

This post was first published by Counterfire on 15 October 2016

Actor, playwright, theatre manager, activist: Dario Fo's legacy will live on.

On 13 October 2016, the day when the joyful news arrived that the Nobel Prize for Literature had been awarded to Bob Dylan, we we...

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