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Yeats Was Right: The Worst are Full of Passionate Intensity

As the 40th anniversary of the divisive 1984 UK miners’ strike approaches, this post explores the passionate but vanishing working class solidarity that defined the dispute, contrasting it with the current decaying state of British politics.

9th National Ceasefire Now march, to Israeli Embassy London 17th February 2024.

Ghosts of Thatcherism

The UK government’s attack on dissent and protest rights echoes a long history of state suppression, revealing a deep fear of the power of a mobilised working class.

An imagined painting depicting May Day - dancing around the May Pole.

United We Rise

May Day, a day of struggle and sacrifice, a day of hope and defiance, a day for the working class.

Chronicles of the Abyss: The Alien Saga and America’s Shadows

In the void, the darkness, the depths of space, and the heart of America, shadows dance. The Alien saga, the nation’s journey, intertwined, parallel, mirroring, reflecting. The struggle, the fight, the survival, the change. The whispers, the warnings, the messages, the screams, the horrors, the nightmares, the dreams. Alien and America, the descent, the rebirth, the redemption, the fire. Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, the visionaries, the leaders, the architects. In the abyss, the chasm, the truth, the lies, the chronicles unfold.

Fractured Requiem & Eclipsed Empire

In a city of contrasts, “Fractured Requiem” and “Eclipsed Empire” present two sides of a narrative. The first explores the fragmented chaos of a postmodern cityscape, where a disjointed yet powerful insurgency defies definition and challenges the very foundations of an unjust society. The second delves into the world of the privileged elite, revealing their shifting perspectives and growing unease as they confront the reality of a city transformed by the powerful momentum of change. Together, these stories weave a compelling tale of revolution and its impact on both the oppressed and the oppressors.