Newspapers! Telly! All that stuff! Corporate ones that drive you up the wall; maybe some better ones that make you think ...
Bring out the braziers on Ramsay Street,
close down the kitchen and turn up the heat
No more exploitation of the workers' labours -
the staff are going on strike in Neighbours!
The ranks of the workers' movement swell
as the comrades at Lassiters Hotel
flex their muscles and show some clout
by downing tools and walking out
Janine Booth reviews ‘The Reason I Jump’
I don’t watch many documentaries about autism, and on the rare occasion when I sit down to watch one, I am overwhelmed with a sense of dread. So much rubbish is said on the subject, even by people who want to be on the right side. So many patronising tropes, so much pity, not enough solidarity.
Four years in jail for citizen reporter
Who spread the news from virus-struck Wuhan
Her mother cries in court to lose her daughter
She showed the world the sickness, did Zhang Zhan
So ominous the charges that they brought her
For breaking China’s free expression ban
Their stricken morals under smoking rubble,
‘Picking quarrels and provoking trouble’
Let Daily Mail writers be heroes
Let them walk naked through war zones
Let them battle with an invisible enemy
Let them fall on the battlefield
in even greater numbers than they already have
Safe in the knowledge that they will be
lionised at the Daily Briefing
And that Matt Hancock may
issue a badge in their honour
A response to an appallingly bigoted cartoon (pictured) which appeared in the Morning Star.
An oversight has come to light
our usual process
transgressed, broke apart
and through the cracks
crept a carnivorous
a hand-drawn saurian,
fawning, crawling, stalking
readers bravely pleading for safety.
<Sarcasm alert> Today, in an astonishing piece of investigative journalism, the Sunday Times shocks the world with the revelation, based entirely on material already in the public sphere, that I am really quite left wing and that other left-wing members of a left-wing party do not object to this. Whatever next, I ask?!
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