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The Revolutionary  •  December 6, 2016  •  by Marin Medved

The US Election Will Be 2016’s Most Popular Fiction Piece

You do not have to declare yourself a die-hard film fan, or even a Die Hard fan, to be fully acquainted with this year’s record-breaking blockbuster. Research by the Center For Responsive Politics (CRP) estimated in October that this year’s election would top a record breaking £6.6 billion, with Clinton and Trump alone – at that point…

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The Revolutionary  •  November 16, 2016  •  by The Revolutionary

Hate Trump? Don’t Like Brexit? Well Shut The Fuck Up, Because That’s On You

For the record: I mostly associate as a marxist, I’m exhausted by neoliberalism and bored of gentrification. I’ve worked for the Green Party. I’ve volunteered for Momentum, and I campaigned to Remain during the EU referendum. I’m white, middle class and well-educated. I couldn’t be more liberal if I ran on stage at a Billy Bragg gig wrapped in…

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The Revolutionary  •  July 4, 2016  •  by The Revolutionary

Who Are You Going To Blame Now?

Sovereignty, a word thrown around with gay abandon in the build up to the recent In/Out referendum means nothing. The EU didn’t impair any sovereignty of this country, but it’s easier to use grandiose words to help ensure that the impaired think they understand something. When Britain has voted against 2% of the laws that…

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The Revolutionary  •  March 30, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

10 Reasons Why You Clicked On This And Couldn’t Believe What Happened Next…

We got you! We got you like those before us got you too. Using tried and tested, nay, trite and testing techniques that litter the internet in a bid to boost ad revenue for the click-bait sites of the world. Generally seen as the preserve of ‘international’ advertorialism, ranging from Buzzfeed on the slightly better…

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The Revolutionary  •  May 21, 2015  •  by The Revolutionary

Let’s Talk Fascism

Dear Diary, Today is a bad day… but today will be known as the birth of something new. Something bigger than you or I. I find out that we’re not beyond the age of the fascist. While nation beating traditionalists are still around, their numbers dwindle but I speak not of them.  The fascist mentality still…

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The Revolutionary  •  May 16, 2015  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Throw Down Your Vaginas

I’d never considered myself a sexist, until the church of mainstream opinion decided that I was.  My actions were condemned by ruthless authoritarian activists – the modern thought police – who wear their politics like a thorny crown atop their Twitter bios: “feminist.” It’s a rather curious tale of what happens when identity politics get…

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The Revolutionary  •  May 14, 2015  •  by The Revolutionary

Why Do They Make Us Use Pencils?

Dear Diary…Dear Ladies…Dear Gentlemen, This is an introduction to me, my musings and my unique brand of political ire. The Revolutionary, that’s me! I’ll show you how it’s done, like Russell Brand, similarly lacking the inherent irony of it all. A mouthpiece to the disaffected and confused to further disaffect and confuse the system…yeah? So…

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The Revolutionary  •  March 30, 2015  •  by Stephen Delahunty

“I’m Not Sorry”: Says Former Green Volunteer

Yeah, so that’s me grinning like the kid in a sweet shop, except all the sweets are guns – and everybody’s dead. The irony was lost on most of you, but it wasn’t lost on my friends. This might come as a huge shock, but it turns out that holding guns on a holiday to…

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The Revolutionary  •  January 26, 2015  •  by Katy Murphy

As Queer As A Clockwork Orange

Were the words Anthony Burgess overheard in a London pub before WW1. They fascinated him with the strange image of a mechanism powering a living being and how the internal cogs of people are artificially engineered too. What followed post-war was one of the most influential and empathetic novels about the conflict of freewill. Later,…

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The Revolutionary  •  January 26, 2015  •  by Stephen Delahunty

We’re Still Scared Of Dr Strangelove

Dr Strangelove is a speculative masterpiece, an eiree depiction of what might happen within the council of the President of the United States should some lone cowboy suddenly order a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. It is probably the most incisive satirical portrayal of the absurdity of fear, one that pervades the institutional decision making process. It’s…