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In solidarity with the UCU strikers: Their fight is your fight

March 3, 2018

by Jim Taylor If one were to follow only certain outlets of the mainstream media, one would be led to believe that the university staff currently striking over proposed reforms to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) are petulantly overreacting to a perfectly sensible restructuring of their pension scheme. The USS is unsustainable in its current … Read more

Fighting intolerance this LGBT history month

February 22, 2018

If the last two years in politics have taught us anything, it’s that intolerance not only endures in our society but does so as a powerful force which must be resisted at every turn. We can no longer assume that the moral development of states and nations will proceed in an untroubled fashion, and the … Read more

Trump & the blurring of reality

January 12, 2018

Fire & Fury has landed in the bookshop and we have mixed feelings about stocking yet another book about the west’s most embarrassing, dangerous man. What more does it add/ offer/ bring to the table? Well, here are Masha Gessen’s thoughts, she puts it better than we ever could: “The President of the United States … Read more

Women in Translation

August 11, 2017

Figures show that we are nearing an equilibrium in novel sales between the genders. Almost as many books sell by female authors as books by male authors. The difference according to many book sales charts is as little as one or two percent in both many areas of genre writing and literary fiction. That said, … Read more

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