Category Archives: Politics

Ich bin

Ich bin vierunddreißig Jahre alt. Ich bin Ausländer. Ich bin Arbeitsscheuer. Ich bin Amateur. Ich bin heiß und ich bin kalt. Ich bin hier und da. Ich bin Sozialist. Ich bin Kommunist. Ich bin Anarchist. Ich bin Antifa. Ich bin … Continue reading

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Wieso Antifa?

Back in January I got to see my favourite German band gig, courtesy of an Xmas present from my fiancé. A ‘Spaß-punk’ band called Wizo, they were formed the year I was born – so they’ve been around for a … Continue reading

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La Española – Liberators of Paris, 1944

75 years ago today, the first Allied forces entered the French capital. They were elements of the 9th Company from the Régiment de marche du Tchad, part of the Free French 2nd Armoured Division – known as ‘Division LeClerc’ in honour … Continue reading

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The Last Son of Heaven

He moved in with his sister, and got a job as a street-sweeper. As was characteristic of his forgetfulness, he somehow managed to get lost on his first day. Seeking help, this seemingly-ordinary urban worker doubtless dumbfounded passers-by when he told them the following… Continue reading

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Emily Davison Knew Her Place

She was born in south-east London 146 years ago today. Her father was 49, her mother 23. Emily Wilding Davison grew up to be a bright student, earning a 1st in English from Oxford University – or, at least, she … Continue reading

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Eyes on the Prize

This is what she wants most in the world. Or, at least, what she needs most in the world. Equality. To be treated with dignity and respect, and to be able to treat others the same way without weakening her … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Mennen

“Think ‘Soapy’ will swing the V.P. slot at the Convention?” Jeff London threw a sidelong glance at his companion driving their Studebaker Champion. It was hard to believe that this sweaty, uncouth figure was of such esteemed reputation around the … Continue reading

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