John

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Community Activist
Location Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Introduction There are a mixed selection of posts here. Some from a previous blogsite of mine (Revolutionary Act - now defunct), some are past articles from the Socialist Standard and Socialist View (SPGB journals), and some is stuff I've had in the press. Anyway, I only go as far back as I began saving this stuff to a pc.
Interests Politics (particularly US foreign policy and global affairs), socialism, anarchism, community activism, social psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, working class history, music etc. etc
Favorite Movies To many to cite. Most recent favorites are: The Wind that Shakes the Barley, The Village (2004), Into The Wild, also political films, such as appear on www.socialist-tv.blogspot.com
Favorite Music 50s, 60s, rockabilly, folk, protest, classical, Pogues, Sinead O'Connor, Nat King Cole, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Eric Bogle, Alistair Hulet, Christy Moore, The Men They Couldn't Hang, K T Tunstall, Katie Melua, Norah Jones, Eddie Vedder, Seth Lakeman, Paolo Nutini, Michael Franti and Spearhead, etc. etc
Favorite Books Favourite authors (including poets) Shelley, Tony Harrison, Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy, Pablo Neruda, Iian Banks, Roddy Doyle, Ken McKleod, Dostoevsky, Solzhenitsyn, Yevgeney Zinyatin, Toni Morrison, Jeanette Winterson, Victor Serge, Albert Cammus, Emile Zola, Franz Kafka, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zin, John Pilger, Arundhati Roy. VS Naipaul, etc. etc.

You've got to make contact with the alien leader. How will you tell when the conversation is finished?

When he decides he no longer wants to be leader, apologises, abdicates and establishes the dictatorship of the proletariat on Planet Zonk. Oh, and says "cool blog".