‘How to be a punk poet’, a Dazed & Confused article about Scottish conceptual artist Robert Montgomery

How to be a punk poet In celebration of World Poetry Day this month, artist Robert Montgomery tells us how to use words as a two-finger salute to authority In a world that feels more out of control every day, Robert Montgomery’s work is more poignant and necessary than ever. Using the environment that surrounds … More ‘How to be a punk poet’, a Dazed & Confused article about Scottish conceptual artist Robert Montgomery

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman — review by Jamie Bartlett The story of Anonymous begins with members of 4chan getting dragged into an online fight with Scientologists, who had been trying to prevent people from sharing a bizarre video of its most famous adherent, Tom Cruise, online. The … More Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

The Occupy Movement

Revolution Number 99 America was full of angry people in September 2011, when a few hundred citizens decided to make their anger count. *V.F.’*s oral history of Occupy Wall Street shows how the spark was lit in Zuccotti Park as a disparate, passionate mix of activists, celebrities, and accidental protesters changed the national conversation. On … More The Occupy Movement

Rupert Murdoch: Bigger than Kane

Rupert Murdoch: Bigger than Kane By Andrew Walker To some he is little less than the devil incarnate, to others, the most progressive mover-and-shaker in the media business. Whatever the case, as head of a global broadcasting empire worth £30bn, Rupert Murdoch continues to provoke strong emotions. No-one who saw Melvyn Bragg’s dramatic interview with … More Rupert Murdoch: Bigger than Kane

Rupert Murdoch accused of enjoying ‘astounding access’ to Downing Street

Rupert Murdoch accused of enjoying ‘astounding access’ to Downing Street Murdoch executives met PM or chancellor 10 times in a year – more than any other media organisation, report reveals Senior executives from Rupert Murdoch-owned companies met the prime minister or chancellor 10 times in a year – more than any other media organisation, according … More Rupert Murdoch accused of enjoying ‘astounding access’ to Downing Street

Places and forms of power – Vocabulary

Places and forms of power   Vocabulary activist = militant advertising = publicité advocate = partisan to advocate for = militer pour authoritarian, authoritative = autoritaire authority = autorité balance of power = équilibre des pouvoirs to be biased = avoir un parti-pris behind the scenes = en coulisses big shot/wheel = gros bonnet/huile/poisson to … More Places and forms of power – Vocabulary

‘The Histomap’, by John B. Spark, featuring 4000 years of world’s history of power comprehended in a single map

This map, created by John B. Spark and first published by Rand McNally in 1931, features 4000 years of the entire world’s history while showing the relative power of contemporary states, nations and empires, for viewers to see “the big picture”. 

‘White People’, MTV’s groundbreaking documentary about race, by José Antonio Vargas [Video]

+++++ Branching out +++++ • To learn more about what the term “white privilege” refers to, you can these articles here and here. • Watch the trailer for “Dear White People”, a 2015 film directed by Justin Simien: • Read this comic about priviledges by Jamie the ignorant American: