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Ten inspiring activist movements of 2014 – For Huck magazine

From anti-austerity campaigns in Spain to housing justice in London, pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong to #blacklivesmatter in Ferguson, 2014 has seen outrage over injustice spreading faster than ever, with movements galvanised and mobilised by technology. Using online platforms as an activist-powered international solidarity engine, these movements are leaderless, networked and organised far outside the …

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On an evening with Lydia Lunch, or, God was the first cop

Jostling with orange haired 40-something greebos with large black umbrellas, we join a snaking queue and ascend a spiral staircase and enter an already-full room that is the halls’ main meeting chamber. The driving rain outside has made the room smell like laundry detergent, and I survey the audience, a bizarre sight against the century-old …

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On Teenagers

“Adolescence is a new birth” – Granville Stanley Hall, aged 60 “Hell is other people” – Jean-Paul Sartre, aged 39 “It’s funny that we’re supposed to be writing this song about being a youth… with adults” – Molly, aged 15. This month I ran a series of music workshops for teenagers to make a band …

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