Neoliberal Media Tampers With Democracy

Neoliberalism Media and Democracy

RABBIL SIKDAR “If you are not careful the newspapers will have you hating the people who are oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” Those were the words of Malcolm X meant for fighting racism in the…

Echoes of ’92 as Conservatives Stage Electoral Coup

Echoes of 1992

SANJOY BANERJEE Twenty-three years ago, Spitting Image deftly captured the extent of the electoral coup the Conservative Party had just pulled off, in a sketch which showed then prime-minister John Major and his Tory acolytes trashing No.10 Downing Street in…

Podemos: Reclaiming Democracy

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STEPHEN JUNOR Podemos have taken the Spanish political scene by storm since their formation just over a year ago. They are challenging the ruling People’s Party (PP) at the top of opinion polls, they have a growing membership that currently…

Film Review: Inherent Vice (2014)

Inherent Vice

DANIEL PALMER Inherent Vice (2014) Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson (screenplay), Thomas Pynchon (novel) Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Joanna Newsom, Katherine Waterston 148 mins It appears to be the perfect convergence of sensibilities: the most singular voices of…

Film Review: Whiplash (2014)

Whiplash

DANIEL PALMER Whiplash (2014) Director: Damien Chazelle Writer: Damien Chazelle Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist 107 mins With the expansion of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2009 from five nominees to ten, the Academy afforded itself…

Film Review: Birdman (2014)

Birdman

DANIEL PALMER Birdman (2014) Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Writers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone 119 mins Of all the things for which Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu…