Monday, 18 October 2010

Plymouth Students (and graduate from nearby Uni [that'd be me]) Protest at Fees

I was going to write my own report on Saturday's protest, but then thought it'd be much easier to pinch the one from the Herald:

Students March Against Fees

I do have original photos courtesy of the other half:

Thursday, 14 October 2010

90th Celebrations

In September the Exeter  and South Devon branch of the CPB hosted a celebration of 90 years of the party, 80 years of the Morning Star/Daily Worker, and comrade Ron Champion's 90th birthday.

To see the all the pictures, visit our facebook album.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Media, hegemony and the control of society

In the past, society had its villains. On the one side was the working class – the cotton mill worker, the miner, the small boy sweeping chimneys. On the other was the top hat wearing, cigar smoking, port drinking capitalist. This jaded view of the past, with sharp class distinctions, not only serves as a means of simplifying class based politics, but is used by the modern ruling class to pretend that society is now “classless” and more equal.

However, while the ruling elite is not seen to be directly oppressing the people by locking them up in workhouses, their influence and control is now more subtle, and through this subtlety, much more powerful.