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The dialectics of doing nothing
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The dialectics of doing nothing

The smell of weed percolated under our front door. The ‘lads’ were back, hanging round our block of flats during the evenings.   Steve Latham   They talked loudly, voices echoing through the corridor. A group of tall, young males, in their late teens, they were intimidating presence on everyone […]

Mining and Misery: two similar words
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Mining and Misery: two similar words

“Music of the geography of our beautiful country, Colombia” is a phrase that is broadcast daily by a classical station in Bogota, announcing one of its musical programmes. What the producers don’t know, or don’t say, is that this beautiful country with its geography is on the brink of disappearing. […]