Monthly Archives: June 2013

Some music

I haven’t written about music here much yet.  I’ve broad tastes but generally I like things that make a demand on the listener – almost to not wanting to know what’s coming – so most pop and rock bores me … Continue reading

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My hand … comrades

I’m just back from a sculpture course which was my birthday present from Carolyn, who came with me. This is one of the things I made.  It was a compromise – I wanted to make a human hand and this … Continue reading

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Oppose the campaign to abolish Air Passenger Duty

Originally posted on Steady State Manchester:
There have been straws in the wind and now there is a concerted campaign to abolish Air Passenger Duty (APD) – see (sorry you’ll have to copy and paste – we don’t want…

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16 June 2013 / 14.00 WE ARE AT A LOSS FOR WORDS, BUT SURELY OUR COUNTRY DOESN’T DESERVE THIS! To our student friends are taking their exams right now, we wish you every success, and we wish everyone a happy … Continue reading

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Turkey: police violence in the AKP’s ‘democracy’

received today from comrades in Turkey:- This is our call to the whole world 11 June 2013Police violence that began at Taksim Gezi Park on the morning of the 14th day continues as of midnight. After the failure of the … Continue reading

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Manchester’s NHS walk-in centres

Monitor, the NHS regulator is conducting a review of the closure of NHS walk-in centres in Manchester.  Please respond via I’ve just done so with this response. I write as a former community health and social care manager (NHS … Continue reading

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New Left Review – Yonatan Mendel: New Jerusalem

New Left Review – Yonatan Mendel: New Jerusalem. Good timing NLR! The above article gives some useful background to the observations on Jerusalem/Al Quds in my post on Palestine below.  It ends by noting the increasingly prevalent view that the … Continue reading

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Che Guevara on LinkedIn

Nice to see a picture of Mr Guevara, El Che, welcoming me on LinkedIn’s home page today! … and I spotted this in East Jerusalem

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