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Created on 19 Mar 2017

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Punching the air isn't something I do very often, even less so when I'm immersed in a good book, but I found myself doing this on more than one occasion reading 'How Soon Is Now', so poignant and relevant are its theories, examples, conclusions and calls to action, chiming with a lot of my own recent thinking and Campfire's emergent values and principles too.

16 Jul. 2017 by
Review of some great science fiction novels to encourage us, featuring good aliens and positive galactic unions
12 Aug. 2017 by
How the USA has got the world all wrong for some time now
13 Sep. 2017 by
If you read one book on economic theory this year, this is probably the one. Kate Raworth's eco-model shunts aside the traditional neoliberal consensus. "Humanity’s 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet...to ensure that no one falls short on life’s essentials (from food and housing to healthcare and political voice), while ensuring that collectively we do not overshoot our pressure on Earth’s life-supporting systems, on which we fundamentally depend.
8 Dec. 2016 by

So what is going on with Momentum? As Labour becomes ever more sectarian, so too, it seems, is the left flank, the part of Labour that was set up to keep things moving for Corbyn once he was elected leader of the party. Whilst others are already talking about splits in the movement, as hard liners attempt to wrestle power from those who are searching for a more broad-based movement that can exist under one umbrella

15 Mar. 2017 by

We have come to be danced
Not the pretty dance
Not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance
But the claw our way back into the belly
Of the sacred, sensual animal dance
The unhinged, unplugged, cat is out of its box dance
The holding the precious moment in the palms
Of our hands and feet dance.

16 Jul. 2017 by
A review of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, now turned into a TV series, and what it reflects back about the current world.