While anti-fascist groups see property damage or violence as a sometimes necessary response to the inherent violence of fascism, other groups urge non-violent responses. On its website, the Southern Povery Law Center says: “SPLC condemns violence in all its forms, including the violent acts of far-left street movements like antifa.” … [Read more...] about ‘This is evil at work’: how should a small town react to neo-Nazis?
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Professor Tim Spector, a King's College London epidemiologist who is running his own Covid Symptom Study using constantly updating data from a mobile app, told MailOnline the Imperial researchers 'can't really judge the effects of lockdown with their survey'. … [Read more...] about Proof lockdown IS working? Test and Trace data shows Covid cases fell 15% to 330,000 during the first week of England’s shutdown after mass study claimed infections ROSE in first 10 days of national restrictions
The abandon of comedy is always there, though, the feeling of, “Fuck it, let’s try that TONIGHT!” because the audience’s expectations are different at a late-night comedy thing and they don’t mind crappy props and people reading scripts, and if it dies there’s always tomorrow. Which is why comics, or comic actors, or character comics – or whatever you wanna call them – often, for me, get closer to the essence of theatre than theatre (not that I see any hierarchy or even anything except a perceived distinction). Maybe that’s why Beckett loved vaudeville. I saw Oram & Meeten do something brilliantly theatrical recently in a comedy night. And Spencer Jones too, as a bacchanalian health and safety officer. … [Read more...] about Will Adamsdale: ‘Comedy today is tweeting with one hand and playing a ukelele with the other’
Other acts from the record label to use the studio in Notting Hill included Free, Bad Company, Jimmy Cliff, Sparks, Fairport Convention, King Crimson, John Martyn, Mott the Hoople, Quintessence, Roxy Music, Spooky Tooth, Traffic, If, Jethro Tull, the Average White Band and Sensational Alex Harvey Band. … [Read more...] about Going for a song: Penthouse apartment that was once music studios where Band Aid recorded Do They Know It’s Christmas and Bob Marley, Queen and Madonna also worked is up for sale for £2.5m
Anatole Larrabeiti is nearing the end of his personal judicial marathon. “It has been continuous over almost my whole adult life,” he said. He and his sister first took their case to a civil court in Argentina in 1996, as a way of determining the truth of what had happened to them and receiving compensation. After two decades of fruitless attempts to find redress, and constant rebuffs from Argentinian courts, in 2019 their case was taken up by the Inter-American court of human rights – which can call on states to pay compensation and change laws. “I’m pretty sure we will win,” Larrabeiti said. The court’s decision could oblige Argentina to change the way it handles cases like this, and set precedent for other countries. It may also mean that Larrabeiti and his sister finally receive compensation. But that is not what matters most to him. “Up to now, the task of finding evidence has too often been on us. We want that changed,” he … [Read more...] about Operation Condor: the cold war conspiracy that terrorised South America