Archive for January, 2014
Amidst a sea of opportunities, one big danger stands out for the anti-austerity movement: recovery. The media, particularly those close the Tories, will want to shout this word louder and louder as we approach the 2015 General Election. No one can deny the hopefulness in the word – but for most, it is simply a contortion of the truth that will have no effect on them.
A Scottish Nationalist MSP caused a minor stir lately for writing about the biblical story of the Tower of Babel in a piece about the Scottish Independence debate. Sure, at surface level, its a bizarre connection to make, but perhaps there is a thread of truth somewhere in this connection.
Out of the mists of the jungle, balaclava clad insurgents descended to the cities to oust the regional government of Chiapas, Mexico. The date was January 1st 1994, the date of the implementation of the NAFTA trade agreement. They confounded pretty much everyone, including the Traditional Left, and its status as the height of activist cool has slipped. Yet the movement itself is still very much alive and continues to offer important lessons.