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Bad Iranians, bad Muslims, good Americans
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Bad Iranians, bad Muslims, good Americans

My wife and I went to see the film “Argo”, directed and starring Ben Affleck. It is a tense action flick, based on a true story. Steve Latham During the 1979 Iranian revolution, demonstrations against the Shah’s dictatorial regime initially united combined secular liberal and Muslim fundamentalist groups. With the […]

Eyeless in Gaza
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Eyeless in Gaza

My wife teaches in a school for children with special educational needs in London.  The students have a range of issues, including communication and behavioural difficulties. Many of them are on the autistic spectrum. Steve Latham She enjoys the work and has excellent relationships with her teaching colleagues, with whom […]

London Housing Class War
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London Housing Class War

London is the site of a vicious war against its own population, at least those who are poor, and dependent upon welfare. Steve Latham The Conservative government has imposed a cap on housing benefits. Combined with rising rents in the private sector, and a deficit of building social housing, the […]

Zizek at the movies
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Zizek at the movies

‘The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology’ had its film premiere in the Odeon, Leicester Square, as part of the BFI film festival. Steve Latham The movie is an extended documentary, featuring the Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj Zizek, proponent of Marxist theory and Lacanian psychoanalysis. Impressively, it attracted hundreds of filmgoers on a […]

“You and Me”… A review
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“You and Me”… A review

On Sunday, we went to see the play “You and Me” at the Greenwich Theatre.  This is an adaptation of the play ‘Tu I Jo’ by Richard Simeon. The two performers, Patricia Rodriguez and Merce Ribot are excellent comic actors, switching effortlessly from English to Spanish. Steve Latham They exhibit […]