Category Archives: Pantomime Terror

A Complete System of Bayonet Exercise by Richard Francis Burton

Note to self: ¬†Four years before the “Indian Mutiny” (first all India war of Independence), Richard F Burton published “A Complete System of Bayonet Exercise”, writing: “The Sepoy has not learned to trust to his musket as a European soldier … Continue reading

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Afzal farce in Delhi

Gadkari not sorry about ‘son-in-law’ remark on Afzal Guru Press Trust of India, Updated: July 09, 2010 13:04 IST Dehra Dun/New Delhi: Taunting the Congress over the delay in hanging Afzal Guru, BJP President Nitin Gadkari asked the party whether … Continue reading

Posted in India, Pantomime Terror, Terror

offenders are using public transport

Criminals on our buses. So we better check their tickets cos we want them to pay full fare right! (Far Right – from the lovely people who brought you points based immigration, endless¬†queuing, lost passports, deportations to Iraq, and the … Continue reading

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Literature and Film Go Wild in the Streets: from Burning Books to the War on Terror.

Abstract for Joel (to be written up by March) Literature and Film Go Wild in the Streets: from Burning Books to the War on Terror. Book burning is something close to the heart of novelist Salman Rushdie, whose work, The … Continue reading

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This Much is True

I will be attending this important bit of theatre: THIS MUCH IS TRUE By Paul Unwin and Sarah Beck On 22 July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by the Metropolitan Police at Stockwell tube station. It was … Continue reading

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The theoretical framework.

Prank, trick, fool, contrive, coquette, flirt, dodge, incite, bewitch, plot, conspire, deceive, trump, strategy, tactic, scheme, racket, intrigue, spin, frame, brew, plan, act, stage – the pantomime of politics, the theatre of power, the double-plays of deception. There is something … Continue reading

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Warm It Up Moloko-plus my little droogies – I could teach you, but I'd have to charge

In another fine mess, the University of East London contributes to the escalation of madness that also saw Will Hutton foolishly pontificating against G20 protesters on the BBC two nights ago as part of a series of suits trotted out … Continue reading

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