Monthly Archives: January 2011

Holocaust Memorial Day – 10th Anniversary

While I knew that today marks Holocaust Memorial Day, it only dawned on me during the day that this is actually the 10th anniversary of when it was first commemorated in Britain. I was made aware of this by a … Continue reading

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The murder of Kelso Cochrane – a postscript

The racist murder of the young Antiguan, Kelso Cochrane, on 17 May 1959 was to become a pivotal moment in the history of racism in Britain. Knifed to death in west London, there was a conspiracy of silence which meant … Continue reading

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Billy Bragg, an inspiration

I have been meaning to write something about Billy Bragg for a while. Then some fascists leafleted the area where he lives, slagging him off, and the unfortunate business became a national press story and it’s spurred me on to … Continue reading

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New transmitters, old stupidities.

Having read several bits of overexcited rubbish about the way Twitter and Facebook supposedly render obsolete everything that comes before them, I was reminded of a Bertolt Brecht (pictured left) poem which I have dug out.   New Ages A new … Continue reading

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