Category: Politics

  • Save The Arctic

    Save The Arctic

    It’s March – primetime for everyone to give up their New Year’s resolutions. Remember this vid? Primetime too, then, for the beautifully tragic Jude Law and Radiohead video to remind you to keep caring about to environment. I’m not going to be *that* old in 30 years time – although apparently the Arctic will be […]

  • Don’t be afraid to fail

    Don’t be afraid to fail

    The phrase which is often thought to be coined by Rudyard Kipling is, in fact, one of a certain Mr Theodore Roosevelt, made during his speech ‘Citizenship in a Republic’. In a collected book of quotes that I left on a London bus one day (I know), this was the one that took up the […]

  • David Cameron and the Language of the End of The World

    David Cameron and the Language of the End of The World

    Throughout the duration of a political term, rhetoric is the one thing most people would ask a journalist to uncover, rather than repeat. Rhetoric is what brought “axis of evil” to the world; it is why the term “social mobility” came into common use. Rhetorical language is the nerve centre of provocation and at the […]

  • Filmmakers who are simply stupid: ‘Innocence of Muslims’ is designed to be inflammatory.

    Filmmakers who are simply stupid: ‘Innocence of Muslims’ is designed to be inflammatory.

    If you’ve not seen the trailer yet or Chrome is ‘SafeSearching’ for you already, I can at least give you a few sneaky spoilers. The first one being: the full film hasn’t been released yet, and Hezbollah’s already said they’re gonna go SICK when it does.

  • Activism and new UK Film: How The Underground Recreated The Hero

    Activism and new UK Film: How The Underground Recreated The Hero

    [as written for Filmmaker Magazine NYC and Shooting People] In Emily James’ Just Do It, we watch news packages from major news outlets interlaced with POV footage from protestors scaling the giant cooler chimneys at the Ratcliffe Power Station. For a UK audience, a film like Just Do It is particularly subversive – even controversial. […]

  • Overheard – Things A Tory Will Never Know

    Overheard – Things A Tory Will Never Know

    Overheard – Things A Tory Will Never Know Overhearing conversations just gets easier and easier. It usually happens on buses. Or trains. Or when really loud people walk by, mid-debate and my brain gets really attracted to these wildly oscillating sound waves emanating from all the passing-by, clattering mouths. I can’t help it. And like […]

  • Arnie + Politics? Schwarzenegger is THE GOVERNATOR!

    Arnie + Politics? Schwarzenegger is THE GOVERNATOR!

    He said he’d be back. “The constitution doesn’t allow me to run for president! Otherwise I would not be standing here in a leather jacket. I would never have a conversation about any of this!” he says.   Arnold Schwarzenegger and his new foray into politics Arnie is no stranger to doing things differently. Now, […]

  • What Was ‘The North Manchester Manifesto’?

    What Was ‘The North Manchester Manifesto’?

    THIS IS REALLY INSPIRING. I found a flyer in the Zion Arts Centre in Hulme, Manchester, whilst attending a workshop and I really wanted to put it on my blog as it stood out so much. It’s called the Reclaim: North Manchester Manifesto. I’ve decided to copy it up as a blog post from the Urbis […]