Some thoughts on Corbyn and the Labour Party

Originally posted on The Gerasites:
By Citizen Sane (@citizen_sane) It seems fashionable once more to ask “what was your Kronstadt?” I’ve probably had three epochal political awakenings in my life, three incidents in particular that have made me re-evaluate my world view. Number 1: Moscow, February 1992. On a college trip to Russia, the collapse…

Brief History of a Lie

Never forget how this started: the spontaneous outbreak of peaceful protest. A people brutalised by decades of dictatorship and harsh repressions, in solidarity with the revolutionaries of the Arab Spring, saw a slim chance for freedom, and took it. They – the people – filled ancient cities with chanting, and song. This, the dictatorship could […]