The Corbyn Effect

By Pablo K (reposted with permission from The Disorder of Things)

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Blair and company argue that the Tories crave a Corbyn win, but the trap has been set a move beyond that: Cameron and Osborne can rest confident that the terror of electoral wipe-out will have a neo-Blairite Labour party galloping towards their position anyway. Always fighting the last war, and on a badly-chosen battlefield. The Labour mainstream cannot adapt to new parameters, cannot think except in the abjection of the spectre of a hard left, even as they appoint themselves the true custodians of the world-to-come. Continue reading The Corbyn Effect

REPEATER PLAYLIST #2

#2 in an occasional series of Repeater playlists. Like #1, this is a selection of new & old tracks we’ve been listening to this month, thrown together in a list. More coherent & themed playlists/contributions from authors coming soon… 

Sleaford Mods – Faces to Faces

Shura – Just Once (MssngNo remix)

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Jeremy Corbyn—next Labour leader?

Jeremy Corbyn has today taken the lead in the Labour leadership race – something that seemed unlikely even a few weeks ago. Whatever your views on Labour (even amongst the Repeater team, they are conflicted), it’s great to see an overtly radical candidate doing so well. Whatever the outcome, his candidacy seems to be pushing Labour and political discourse to the left, which can only be a good thing.

You can vote for Corbyn as a Labour member, as an affiliated supporter (through membership of an affiliated union etc), or by becoming a ‘supporter’ (sign up online here and pay £3).

Here’s some words from writer and musician Bob Stanley on why he’s supporting Corbyn: Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn—next Labour leader?

REPEATER PLAYLIST #1

The first in an occasional series of Repeater playlists. Later posts will be themed or guest-selected, but for now, a selection of old & new tracks Repeater staff have been listening to recently, shoved together in a list. With contributions from Mark Fisher, Alex Niven, Tamar Shlaim and Tariq Goddard.

Elysia Crampton – Petrichrist

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Repeater authors in Cornwall next weekend with fastj&m

Repeater editors and authors will be in Cornwall next weekend for a series of events symposium_sm2organised by fastj&m as part of the Penzance Literary Festival fringe.
On Friday 10th July at 6pm there is a symposium on Radical Publishing in the New Millennium which features Repeater’s Tariq Goddard, Dawn Foster and Carl Neville alongside Jan Middendorp, Helen Charman, Rebecca Fitzsimmons, Bambo Soyinka, Jerome Fletcher and moderator, James Kearns.

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