Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Retrenchment of the Surveillance State

Alex Deane in the New Statesman points to an interesting element of the wonderfully solipsistic Strategic Defence Review published on Thursday. He points, quite rightly to the, apparent reversal of the Coalition’s stated aim of rolling back the intrusive surveillance … Continue reading

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DIY Deficit Reduction

Whilst still absolutely rejecting the shrill right-wing chorus of “deficit discourse” as the only game in town and brutal public spending cuts and enforced austerity (for all but those most responsible for the situation), the Guardian has a nifty little … Continue reading

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War Game

Thanks to Ben C, over at televisiontakenote for this, which I’m reposting below. ┬áThis is a film from 1965 which, in a similar manner to Threads some twenty years later, graphically details the likely effects of the outbreak of thermonuclear … Continue reading

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