Revolution

Imagination, Progress and Revolutions: Three Things I Learned From 'Sapiens'

Matt Clifford | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matt Clifford

Sapiens by Yuval Harari has got a lot of (deserved) attention. Within it, Harari sketches out a number of provocative theses about what human beings have been, are and will become, and shows how they play out over hundreds of thousands of years.

Talking About a Revolution - Crowd Will Take Power

Nicola Horlick | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Tech
Nicola Horlick

With equity crowdfunding, there is a risk that you could lose all of your money, although you can offset that loss against tax if the company has SEIS of EIS approval. Quite a high number of equity raises fail - as the UK reguklator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has noted.

If Russell Brand So Hates Inequality, Why Does He Persist In Being So Rich?

Damian Reilly | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Damian Reilly

It is interesting to hear Brand - a man believed to be worth some £15million - discussing the privilege capitalism affords the elite. Presumably, he enjoys this privilege hugely. Did he not, he would divest himself of it.

Sweden has Set the Bar on How to Deal with Countries Human Rights Abusers, and Britain Should Follow Suit

Sayed Alwadaei | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Sayed Alwadaei

The Foreign Office has once again defied the recommendations of human rights experts and refused to list Bahrain as a human rights country of concern in its annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, released earlier this week.

Uncomfortably Numb - Attitudes to Politics

Sara Damergi | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Sara Damergi

The question is do we really need to feel a sense of fear or discomfort to become truly engaged in politics? Do we want to be numb to what's truly going on and get distracted by reports in mainstream tabloid media putting the blame on the overused and now farcical phrase and sentiment of: "its the immigrants coming over here and nicking our jobs?"

Cultivating Love in the Face of Terror

Alice Grist | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Decide not to fume and vent against the world, the window cleaner, your boss or the kids. Just be. Be still. Allow life to arise around you, and if you invest yourself in anything, let it only be things that bring love to the surface of your heart and soul.

Russell Brand Isn't the Solution, But He Is a Stepping Stone Towards Change

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

Russell Brand, poor Essex lad turned Comedian and Actor, remains a divided figure throughout the electorate; YouGov's poll in November 2014 showed that 46% of Britons had a negative view of Brand, compared to 13% who felt positively about the comedian. However, one cannot deny he has inspired thousands to question the current system we are living under...

Can Meditation Save the Planet?

Chris Shaw | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Shaw

I am not talking here about the need to impose this sort of spiritualism on the world. I am suggesting the process has already begun, the genie is out of the bottle. Like Marxism, our economic system has set up an unstoppable dialectic, just not a material one.

Grim Signs for Bahrain in 2015 as Government Arrests Leading Opposition Politician

Nabeel Rajab | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nabeel Rajab

Shaikh Ali Salman is a political heavyweight in Bahrain. He has led Al-Wefaq, the largest political party in Bahrain for over ten years, and on 27 December 2014, he was once again re-elected as Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq at the party's General Assembly. The next day, Shaikh Salman was summoned to the Criminal Investigations Department, where authorities detained him.

The Hare and the Tortoise - Brand and Farage

Jake Yapp | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Jake Yapp

I feel that Brand thinks that one glorious October, we will finally overthrow all tyranny and injustice everywhere and everything will be brilliant and we can all make love in a big field somewhere while John Denver sings to us. I know that's silly and reductive and dismissive. But, in the absence of a coherent plan, we are all forced to try to extrapolate What Would Happen Next.

Russell Brand Re-Branded

Aaron Vallely | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

Brand has not all the answers, nor does he claim to, but he has heart, sense, influence, and energy. Brand has re-Branded himself, and now he is re-Branding politics and activism, then selling it to young people so they will understand better that their society and its future is in their hands

Should We Support Russell Brand's Revolution?

Ella Griffiths | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Griffiths

Brand is right that we deserve more from our political system. His manifesto needs considerable work, but as someone who has worked his way up from the bottom, he is more than qualified to throw his hat into the ring.

Russell Brand: An Imagined Riposte

Joe Rivers | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Joe Rivers

It's not a task you throw yourself into light-heartedly, this revolution lark, but I've been preparing for it since birth. The moment I sprang from my mother's loins, I gave the midwife a sly wink (she was a bit of a sort) and immediately set about learning the ways of the world and Mother Nature (another sort).

Natalie Bennett Talks Revolution and Urges Us All to 'Do' Politics

Debbie Griffiths | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Politics
Debbie Griffiths

The Conservative stronghold of Stratford upon Avon seems an unlikely venue to talk about political revolution, but that didn't deter the Green Party leader from accepting an invitation from the local Greens to come and share her very different vision for Britain.

History, Fools and Russell Brand

Peter Frankopan | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Peter Frankopan

Celebrity culture is not new to the digital age. One and a half thousand years ago, there were plenty of commentators who threw their hands in the air in bewilderment at the way that poseurs gained followings.

The Terrifying Thing About #MillionMaskMarch is They Don't Know What They're Marching For

Sam Fowles | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

Until we, as a society, change, not just the way we act but, the way we think, the disenchanted will have nowhere else to go but #MillionMaskMarch and Russell Brand - too culturally and intellectually blinkered to see that revolution may be the method, but it is never the solution.

In Defence of Russell Brand

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Brand has undoubtedly empowered some of the politically apathetic young to criticize and question - like Tony Benn did on Da Ali G show - and such an achievement shouldn't be denigrated simply because one man doesn't have all the answers. The reality is that the young are often disinterested in politics and it might just take someone weird and wacky to offer them some sense of hope.

Elections in Ukraine: Scepticism

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Politics
Inna Shevchenko

I grew up in a country where people with abilities don't have authority and people with authority don't have abilities. And now, just a week before parliamentary elections in Ukraine, I can say that it still remains this way.

Why We Need a Media Revolution

Ryan Riley | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Ryan Riley

Would it surprise you to learn that most of Britain's newspapers are owned by one man? A Mr Rupert Murdoch. I would be so bold as to guess your answer is 'no'. After the phone hacking scandal of earlier years it has become somewhat engrained and accepted into the public domain that Mr Murdoch does in fact own, what I would say, is an unfair share of the UK's (and America's) media outlets.

The Communist Manifesto: A Masterclass in Political Propaganda

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Nonetheless, if you haven't read The Communist Manifesto and you're feeling a little bit rebellious, get yourself a Horlicks, snuggle up in your factory-manufactured duvet and enjoy this masterclass in revolutionary propaganda.

Hong Kong's Mong Kok 'Occupy' Camp Shrinks After Police Clearout

Tom Grundy | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

Hundreds of police officers, many in riot gear, swooped into Hong Kong's Mong Kok Occupy encampment in the early hours of this morning. Police and street cleaners removed barricades and tents, leaving pro-democracy protesters restricted a smaller area of Nathan Rd in Kowloon, occupying the southbound side only.

‘We Can Do Better': Russell Brand Tells David Letterman Why He Wants A Revolution

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Russell Brand was a guest on the 'Late Show With David Letterman' on Monday night - and he was plugging his new book, 'Revolution'. When asked by L...

Five Ways to Look at Malevich's Black Square

Tate | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

He made his intention clear; he wanted to completely abandon depicting reality and instead invent a new world of shapes and forms that belonged exclusively in the realm of art for art's sake.

The Collaborative Economy - A Revolution in Real-Time

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

The revolution is here. But, unlike our predecessors, who witnessed mass changes in cultures via whispers in their community after the event, we're watching it unfold in front of our eyes. And what is it that's changing this time? Well, the very fundamentals of business strategy and commerce itself. Although instead of waiting to see what's happened, we're online and in the thick of it. Watching the revolution in real-time.

Iraq's Revolution

Struan Stevenson | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

For the mullahs in Tehran, the fall of Maliki and his replacement with a non-sectarian, fully democratic government in Baghdad would be anathema and the Iranian President Rouhani has already stated that he will intervene in Iraq to stop the terrorists.