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The Revolutionary  •  November 12, 2014  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Very Important Plebs

There was a time in Liverpool when public spaces, bars, clubs and venues would open their doors to like-minded individuals in order to gather for an event, safe in the knowledge that there wouldn’t be a breakaway group present – lauding their status over the rest of us. A chance encounter with a stranger – good…

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The Revolutionary  •  November 12, 2014  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Liverpool One Is Bad For Democracy

Liverpool One, is a shining beacon of redevelopment, the biggest of its kind in Europe – and claims to provide unrivalled consumer experience. As someone old enough to remember what the area formerly known as the city centre was like before it was re-branded, there’s no doubt it’s a marked improvement – and there are now enough…

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The Revolutionary  •  November 11, 2014  •  by Stephen Delahunty

The Red Poppy Is An Insult To Britain’s War Dead

With Remembrance season almost over – I for one –  will be glad to no longer have the little red, black and green symbol rammed down my throat on the news, in soaps, on game shows, and now even footballers aren’t safe from the strict regime of poppy enforcement. Why has wearing a red poppy…

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The Revolutionary  •  September 10, 2014  •  by Spencer Montagu

The Trial of Oscar Pistorius & The Problem Of Advertainment

Today, we find out the verdict on one of the highest profile court cases of the year – The trial of Oscar Pistorius. To be honest, I wouldn’t have known this were it not for the fact that it was advertised on a digital billboard on my way home yesterday. A major cable TV provider…

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The Revolutionary  •  September 4, 2014  •  by Thom Lynch

What If the Jews’ Problems Aren’t Everyone Else’s Fault?

A populist view of the Jewish problem, through a cloud of colloquialisms. Colloquialism 1: “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” –Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones This week The New Yorker published the most severe indictment…

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The Revolutionary  •  August 11, 2014  •  by Daniel Nash

An Englishman’s Survival Guide To Scottish Independence

Next month our friendly neighbours north of the border decide whether to sever ties with our sinking ship of a nation. Interest in the democratic process on this scale has been unheard of in Scotland since 2009. Scottish voters were dismayed when Susan Boyle lost out on the Britain’s Got Talent crown to London’s very…

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The Revolutionary  •  August 6, 2014  •  by Yvonne Tomorrow-Satan

Does Israel Fund The History Channel?

With another ceasefire declared we can all get back to not really paying much attention to the plight of the Palestinians, stateless, oppressed and living under constant siege. There must be something else to watch? I’m glad actually, as the familiar footage of schools being bombed and displaced civilians bloodied and upset was starting to make me…

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The Revolutionary  •  April 5, 2014  •  by Chris Brown

On The Streets With Merseyside Cannabis Supporters

Cannabis law reform has become a hot topic around the world with countries including Uruguay and various states of America opting to fully legalise the drug and many other countries decriminalising it. In Britain, reforms appear to be moving a lot slower, even though senior politicians, including Nick Clegg have come out in favour of…

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The Revolutionary  •  November 14, 2013  •  by Iona Johnson

It’s Still Hard Out Here

Lily Allen made a very welcome return to the music scene on Monday shrouded in the kind of controversy she is surely used to, but the uproar that surrounded the release shows how much the media’s attitude towards women needs to change. Lily voices the issues all women with a strong mind have been trying…

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The Revolutionary  •  November 12, 2013  •  by Isaac Simpson

Going Postal

“We built this nation to serve its people. We want to grow, but we want progress to be the servant and not the master of man. A great society asks not how much, but how good. Not only how fast we’re going but where we’re heading.” – Lyndon Johnson By now you can set your…