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

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