The Truth About the Police

Recent events surrounding the relentless partying that took place at Downing Street while the rest of the country was in lockdown, have raised questions about the role of the police in contemporary society. Perhaps the most common complaint to arise from the Party-Gate ‘scandal’ is that the powerful are not held to account in a […]

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Researching Professional Wrestling and Sports Entertainment in the United States by Dr Karen Corteen

In 2003, ex-professional wrestler Jim Wilson wrote: “As a onetime wrestler insider … my objective is to show that pro wrestling industry has more appalling abuses than its predetermined outcomes and more seriously harmed victims than its unsuspecting young fans. Pro wrestling’s most contemptible secret is not its bad acting or predetermined outcomes, but its […]

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Book Review – A World Without Police – Geo Maher (2021) – Verso Books

Geo Maher’s new book, A World Without Police, makes a very straightforward set of claims that, although specific to the US, have universal relevance. Firstly, Maher claims that the police do more harm than they ever purport to ‘prevent’ and that they serve a political, rather than a societal function – namely the enforcement of […]

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THE UNACCOUNTABILITY OF SCOTTISH ‘JUSTICE’: What the Imprisonment of Craig Murray says about Scotland

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 30th November 2021, Craig Murray will be released from HMP Edinburgh, having served four months of an eight-month prison sentence imposed earlier this year. The remaining four months will be served in the community under licence. Mr Murray, journalist and former British diplomat, was imprisoned after being found guilty of contempt of […]

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Why Learning Gaelic Can Frazzle Your Brain – and Why it is Worth the Pain.

One of the things which native English-speaking learners of Gaelic often think on first encountering Gaelic is just how very VERY different from English it is in appearance and structure. OK it uses the Roman alphabet – phew! – but what’s with the crazy combination of seemingly impenetrable consonants and vowels. At least it’s not […]

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The Problem with PREVENT

Thought-Crime as Pre-Crime and the Expansion of the Police State Recent tragic events in Plymouth involving the shooting of five individuals, as well as the gunman himself Jake Davidson, has raised some important questions about the definition of ‘terrorism’. Women’s groups have long argued that extreme misogyny is a form of terrorism against women. Jake […]

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