Monthly Archives: September 2007

Mary and the Boy virus

I am supposed to be preparing a talk, but some tunes – na na na, na na, na nan na – you just cannot get out of your head. Having seen “Mary and the Boy” play their cover of the … Continue reading

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Global Teaching Factories

First day of the new term, enthused students trying to work out the convoluted enrollment process, queues of people waiting to hand over their fees, or wandering round looking for where to sign up for ever-shifting class times, while bushy-eyed-bright-tailed … Continue reading

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armed struggle

Reading Hari Kunzru’s novel ‘My Revolutions’ and hearing him at Migrating University at Goldsmiths this weekend, tempts me to try and work out how I want to talk about struggles today (its not the 60s anymore). This is with the … Continue reading

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Dangerous times demand courageous voices. Bob Avakian.

The following statement is from Engage! A Committee to Project and Protect the Voice of Bob Avakian… Dangerous times demand courageous voices. Bob Avakian is such a voice. Bob Avakian combines an unsparing critique of the history and current direction … Continue reading

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Migrating University and Facebook Data Mining

A flurry of activity. A frisson of excitement. And even though I am deeply suspicious of the format, facebook has been a good place to gauge the degree of interest in the Migrating University Project we are putting on through … Continue reading

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Gatwick No Border Camp 2007 [ 27. Aug 2007 ] Gatwick No Border Camp 2007 From 19th to 24th of September 2007 a noborder camp will take place at Gatwick Airport near London. As the government started to build a :: new immigration prison … Continue reading

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Horror Movie Patriot

Today’s top five reasons for being a patriotic Aussie in London: – Bushwackers need a new poodle. Prime Minister Howard stands by George W(surge) Bush and declares now is not the time to pull Australian troops out of Iraq. Stop … Continue reading

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