Hey, Bob Dylan wants you to come down into the basement with him, again.
Should the state be trying to stop people from making choices that harm only themselves?
Is Gone Girl merely the latest of David Fincher’s chilly revenge fantasies?

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Rethinking Labour

An interview with Bryan Gould

by Gordon Campbell
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Shaming The United Nations

The UN continues to dodge responsibility for bringing a killer disease to Haiti

by Gordon Campbell
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For Your Own Good?

The freedom to pursue informed self-harm has a long and noble tradition…

by Eric Crampton
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Chokehold

Life and death in the US urban free-fire zone against young black males

by Richard McLachlan
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Why Good Journalists Are So ‘Rude’

In defence of Morning Report’s bad manners

by Gordon Campbell
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Gone Girl : The Trouble With Amy

In Gone Girl, David Fincher’s cold perfectionism makes black humour out of tabloid shocks- and may even complete a media-age revenge trilogy

by Philip Matthews
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Fighting Against Fanaticism

The struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State

by Necla Acik
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From The Hood : Homeopathic Governance

Got a political problem? Add water, and look lively

by Lyndon Hood
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Classics : Goodnight Moon (1947)

The life of Margaret Wise Brown

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Bob Dylan himself, and by others

Some Dylan obscurities and cover versions to mark the release of the expanded Basement Tapes…

by Gordon Campbell
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***** Werewolf Issue 50, September 2014 *****

The 2014 election edition of Werewolf

by Werewolf
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Loss Leaders

20 Reasons Why We Can’t Afford Another National Government

by Gordon Campbell
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Parents In Denial

Why are young girls and women in this country being put at risk of cervical cancer?

by Gordon Campbell
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Click Unhappy

The limitations of online activism…

by Stephen Hopgood
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Mid-Pacific Man

A Kiwi journalist reflects on his migratory path to the US of A

by James Robinson
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The Year of Scarlett

An alien Scarlett Johansson gets under your skin.

by Philip Matthews
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From The Hood : Voting By The Good Book

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth double.

by Lyndon Hood
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The Velvet Divorce: Bratislava 10; Prague 0

Checking out Slovakia, old and new…

by Rosalea Barker
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Classics : Tales from Moominvalley ( 1962) by Tove Jansson

The Moomins, and their gift of tolerance

by Gordon Campbell
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Travelling Light: Tips For Getting Around Eastern Europe

Rosalea’s modus travelloni…

by Rosalea Barker
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The Complicatist : Sleater-Kinney & other stuff

Remembering the greatest band in the whole wide world

by Gordon Campbell
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***** Werewolf Issue 49, July 2014 *****

The Late-July 2014 Edition of Werewolf

by Werewolf
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Change Partners

An interview with Internet Party leader Laila Harre

by Gordon Campbell
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Why Politicians Are Hated

Its election time, and an alien life form is once more among us, seeking our allegiance

by Gordon Campbell
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Scotland The Maybe Not-So-Brave

Is the vote for independence destined to be yet another noble-but-doomed episode in Scottish history?

by Gordon Campbell
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Scotland’s Vote : The View from Wales

Freedom for Scotland would be ‘a beacon for social justice’ throughout the UK

by Leanne Woods
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Antenna Wars

In the Aereo case, the US Supreme Court uses copyright to protect the ancient business models of TV content providers

by Rosalea Barker
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Welcome Back, Pluto

Science may be, should be, rethinking its decision to kick Pluto out of the planetary club

by Gordon Campbell
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From The Lost Continent

Youth, art and radical politics in the Olivier Assayas film After May

by Philip Matthews
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From The Hood : Carry On Captaining

Its lonely at the top, but the view is grand

by Lyndon Hood


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