Charitable DonationsHelp Me, I'm poor! #TipYourWaitress #HireMe£1.00Click here to purchase. The Global Pandemic continues, and I am still (largely...) stuck indoors shielding. However, I recently (and finally...) managed to attend one of these Friends of Europe (Brussels-based) think-tank events for 'members' (I previously volunteered my time, as a PhD student, on some of their 'Security … Continue reading The Integrated Review – “Global Britain in a Competitive Age”: UK Defence, Development, and Foreign Policy – Post-Brexit
“I ❤ #Coronavirus!”: Is there an up-side to a Global Pandemic..?
Where humour, global pandemic, and H.G. Wells collide!
Sweeney Todd, foreshadowing? – Or, why the UK needs a democracy festival!
This post was inspired by previous Facebook posts I've made, regarding the phenomenon of European democracy festivals. I have not been aware of an awareness or interest for this in the UK, though I feel there should be in light of the Brexit issue(s) and related hybrid threats that have been uncovered by various investigations. … Continue reading Sweeney Todd, foreshadowing? – Or, why the UK needs a democracy festival!
Bitcoin: Alchemy, saving grace,…or just more of the same?
I wrote this piece as the issue of Bitcoin, or rather the 'modern-day alchemy' that is Bitcoin, has been bothering me lately. This piece was expanded from a post I made on my Facebook account, essentially a lot of unanswered questions, on 20th January 2018 following a sudden upsurge in spam I was receiving on … Continue reading Bitcoin: Alchemy, saving grace,…or just more of the same?
How does one ‘give’ an autobiographical narrative book review?
I wrote this piece, as a book review for a journal 2 years ago - I failed at getting it published, particularly as I insisted on retaining the transgressive 'style'. This style was intentionally subversive, given the topic of the book and the style used, I was attempting something of a homage, experimenting with the … Continue reading How does one ‘give’ an autobiographical narrative book review?
Cambridge Analytica & ‘The West Wing’ Campaign
Some thoughts I had in response to the recent '#FacebookGate' Cambridge Analytica scandal, particularly given my own PhD research on the Minerva Initiative approach to 'terrorism' and 'social contagions'. 💰DID YOU LIKE THIS POST?💰 "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Any West Wing fan and/or polisci student knows the centrality … Continue reading Cambridge Analytica & ‘The West Wing’ Campaign
Non-violent protest, state security, and the ‘supernatural’ case of Helen Duncan
A piece I wrote in response to the recent 'Independent' article written by Caroline Lucas MP, regarding the case of activists charged with terrorism laws today. 💰DID YOU LIKE THIS POST?💰 Caroline Lucas MP, the co-leader of the UK Green Party, recently wrote an article for The Independent (posted online) - regarding what she suggests … Continue reading Non-violent protest, state security, and the ‘supernatural’ case of Helen Duncan
On ‘3 Billboards’, the #MeToo & #TimesUp movement(s), and women’s rage on screen
Some thoughts I had recently, after the Oscars (2018), upon finally watching the film - a feminist's perspective... 💰DID YOU LIKE THIS POST?💰 So, I saw the '3 Billboards' film recently...I can't say I enjoyed it. To be fair to the film-makers, crew, actors, etc - I think many of my issues and my guttural … Continue reading On ‘3 Billboards’, the #MeToo & #TimesUp movement(s), and women’s rage on screen
Here it is...I've 'bitten the bullet'! Background: The title of this blog refers to work done in my PhD and is taken from one of my chapter titles. It relates to my methodology framework in the thesis, something I created almost like a metaphorical quilt - from bits of relevant methodology which has gone before, … Continue reading Mission Statement
The Militarization of Knowledge Production & the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting
This was an op-ed style piece I wrote recently, in response to the Parkland school tragedy. As I plan to monetize this blog via a PayPal link on the site - if anyone appreciates my work here and is able to contribute, I would really appreciate it! I'm an unemployed person struggling in the final … Continue reading The Militarization of Knowledge Production & the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting