‘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

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 British, a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

 The British Take some Picts, Celts and Silures And let them settle, Then overrun them with Roman conquerors. Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years Add lots of Norman French to some Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously. Mix some hot Chileans, cool Jamaicans, Dominicans, Trinidadians and Bajans with some Ethiopians, Chinese, Vietnamese … More The British, a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

Access to blocked sites restored by Reporters Without Borders

Access to blocked sites restored by Reporters Without Borders Websites banned in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and other countries, are being made available to their citizens. Reporters Without Borders has set up mirrors, or copies, of nine websites that are banned in 11 countries, allowing people there to see them. They include the Tibet Post, … More Access to blocked sites restored by Reporters Without Borders

Black lives matter

Black Lives Matter is an international activist movement that took its origins in 2012 in the United States as a reaction against violence and systemic racism toward black people.   The Truth of ‘Black Lives Matter’ The Republican Party and its acolytes in the news media are trying to demonize the protest movement that has … More Black lives matter