The Hong Kong actor Maggie Cheung remarked in an interview “The Chinese don’t accord much importance to things of the past, whether it’s films, heritage, or even clothes or furniture. In Asia nothing is preserved, turning towards the past is regarded as stupid, aberrant.” A sweeping statement but one that […]
A group of citizens, living in different parts of the world, have signed a letter demanding the Colombian government allow them to return to their country, since they have been trapped abroad for two months. The letter is addressed to President Iván Duque, whose measures to facilitate the return […]
My grandma was the condensation of the zeitgeist in personal form. Certainly, in Lancashire, the cotton industry was concretised physically through the textile factories dominating the Irwell valley. Steve Latham The chimneys of Blake’s ‘dark satanic mills’, Lowry’s grey-brown townscapes peopled with ‘match men and matchstick cats and […]
In critical situations similar to the current one, there have always been at least three alternatives. Radical system change (revolution), extreme hardening of capitalism (barbarity), or reform of the social order (capital-labour pact). Fascism now is essentially the same as fascism then, although its outward forms are numerous and extremely diverse.
There are levels of response to Covid. We see increased expressions of commitment to others: e.g. volunteering with food deliveries, or sign-ups to community newsgroups. Steve Latham However, there is also the need for these same food deliveries, to families with parents laid-off, or ‘furloughed’ (where the money […]