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Out and About in the Fourth Estate With Steven Gilfillan

Critical Alert I have it on the best authority, Borak Yesenin’s in fact, that there was one presence ghosting through Felicity Brick’s news report that only he and a handful of others were able to recognise. Felicity as we know is multilingual – French and Italian added to her English – though that doesn’t necessarily […]

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Tick tock, tick tock . . .

. . . says the Doomsday clock Zombie Apocalypse, 25 th July 2021 By Gordon Liddle It looks as though the scientists who run the Doomsday Clock will be shaving another second off it sometime soon. The world is slowly going mad. Après Moi, Le Deluge. So, Parliament has broken up for the summer recess. […]

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Araminta: The story of an Austin 10

By Eve Hall We bought Araminta the day after the doctor told us we would soon be the proud parents of twins. Until then, we’d found our scooter perfectly adequate – it was simply a matter of wedging our two-year-old son between driver and pillion passenger. But by no stretch of ingenuity could we fit […]

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When it comes to Palestine, goodwill alone is not enough!

A reply to the Howard Kaplan’s article: ‘Is goodwill enough?’ By Nidal Saeed After reading Howard Kaplan’s article titled “Is goodwill enough?” published on Ars Notoria on the 18th of July 2021, the conclusion I arrived at is that the pro-Israeli propaganda machine is still continuing with its strategies with regards to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. […]

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Why do ordinary South Africans like Zuma? Isn’t he a bad guy?

Are you mystified? Well, allow me to enlighten you! We are watching ordinary South Africans riot as they see Jacob Zuma tried and sentenced to jail for corruption. If you live in the UK or in Europe or in the USA then your media cannot explain to you why this is happening. Why are people […]

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Include courses in Hygiene, Cleaning and Recycling in the Curriculum

This is a painful, personal and political subject that affects us all. By Phil Hall Cleaning can be enormously glamorous. It can also be one of the most important activities people can perform. If the rubbish people stop collecting rubbish, then it won’t be long before you start to weep. If the water supply stops, […]

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Equanimity IV: Find your truth in whatever you do!

Dave Blazer’s meditations on The Way Although I was officially now a shihan, a sensei in my own right, sensei Cain continued to advise me on the finer points of my personal practice and methods of instruction. I visited him often and received on-going lessons on karate-do, and life. Cain calmly accepted the course of […]

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Is goodwill enough?

In Israel-Palestine people are ignoring government and reaching out to each other. By Howard Kaplan In the desert of hope where Palestinians continue to be brutally oppressed by the Israeli government and have their land and property taken away from them, in the spirit of rapprochement, the well know writer and progressive Zionist Howard Kaplan […]

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Irritating American spell checkers

Was Noah Webster right to try to rationalise the spelling of English? By Phil Hall How terribly irritating it is to be forced into a decades long struggle (35 years and counting) with US English spell checkers. Some programmes enable you to select a preference for British English, but others do not. I have wasted […]

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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

Review by Jon Elsby Reviewers have been divided about the purpose of this book. Supporters of Donald Trump see it as an exercise in score-settling. Other Comey critics, not necessarily Republicans, are inclined to see it as an ego-trip – the former Director of the FBI seizing a final chance to take centre stage before […]

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We need a war against Capitalism.

Capitalism has declared war on the planet, on you! Zombie Apocalypse 13th July 2021 By Gordon Liddle Well, the football is over, and the drunk yobs have left Leicester Square and the young heroes have gone back to being abused on social media and by right-wing MPs including ministers and some journalists. The only good […]

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Yogesh Patel: a ride on The Rapids

Yogesh Patel’s new poetry collection. By Phil Hall The Rapids is a collection of poetry published by The London Magazine, (Price £9.99) Daring, sophisticated and playful- Patel’s poetry is a calligraphy of the soul made visible. It is a rare achievement. Steven O’ Brien, Editor of The London Magazine Deservedly, Yogesh Patel received an MBE […]

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