Monthly Archive: December 2011

31 Dec

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12 months

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Happy New Year to all our readers. Thank you for you thoughts and comments on Left Flank, in what was a year of revolutions and a return to politics from below in many corners of the world. Of course we’re not all politics here, just mostly, so here are other parts of our last 12 months […]

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21 Dec

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Interface Journal: New issue on ‘Feminism, women’s movements and women in movement’

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Photo of Cairo street art by Hossam el-Hamalawy. A new issue of the journal Interface was released last week, announcement below.  Volume 3/2 (November 2011): Feminism, women’s movements and women in movement Issue editors: Sara Motta, Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Catherine Eschle, Laurence Cox Volume three, issue two of Interface, a peer-reviewed e-journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners […]

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17 Dec

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When freedom is a dirty word

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Whatever criticism one may have of the Occupy Everywhere movement, its central idea that ‘We Are the 99%’ speaks to the many people who sense a deep injustice in the current socio-economic system. People do not feel they have it ‘better than ever’, even in Australia, and many point to the diminished freedom they feel […]

08 Dec

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Breivik update: Politics, terrorism and psychiatry

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Candle-lit vigil in Oslo, soon after the 22 July massacre Since my last piece for The Drum, the IPA’s Chris Berg has produced an attack on our book, On Utøya: Anders Breivik, Right Terror, Racism and Europe. We haven’t formally responded, but many of the comments below his article deal with his frankly desperate and unconvincing attempt to […]

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03 Dec

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The Breivik diagnosis: Fascist ideology wrapped in a straitjacket, political implications denied

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Comments now closed on this article at The Drum, so reposting here for your commenting pleasure! Two court-appointed psychiatrists have found confessed Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik legally insane and unfit to stand trial. The full text of their 243 page report is yet to be released, but if public statements are representative of its contents, […]

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