Monthly Archives: February 2011

Rival Powers in Revolutionary Libya

It would appear – from confusing and conflicting reports I have no confidence in my ability to interpret – that the Eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has just seen the formation of two distinct new bodies: On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Kropotkin and the Street Children of Cairo

From Save the Children, via. Al Jazeera: “One of the untold stories of Egypt’s popular revolution is the plight of homeless children caught up in the unrest…The drop-in centres that they rely on for food, clean water and shelter were, … Continue reading

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The Fixity of the Future

Not been posting very often recently, as you may have noticed. This may well continue, who knows? For now I will throw up something I found banging around my hard-drive from ages ago. It’s not very original or sophisticated, but … Continue reading

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*Restrained Cheering*

So Mubarak is gone, and Suleiman didn’t succeed him. Add to that Ben Ali, who fled Tunisia, and Saleh, who has promised to stand down at the next election in Yemen, and that’s two-and-a-half Arab dictators down, and plenty more … Continue reading

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Communication and those who lack Reason

An exceedingly common opinion runs as follows: Certain beings, though conscious/sentient, ‘lack reason’, and it is thus reasonable to treat them in a different way to ‘rational’ beings. These beings without reason include all non-human animals, humans up until a … Continue reading

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What power do the Egyptian protesters have?

For the past week I’ve eagerly checked the news every morning for the lastest from Egypt. This whole ‘arab uprising’ thing gets me very excited. It also stimulates me to analysis. In particular, it makes me want to ask: when … Continue reading

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