How can we follow the example of women in Spain and bring the knowledge, skills and understanding that we so often privatise or reveal only amongst ourselves into political space?
I haven’t found a way yet of holding both realities, which seem to coexist while remaining very distinct
Often the message in a weekly email I’ve signed up to has been very timely, including a recent one that included a reminder that building a new life is possible, but requires a great deal
The creative, collaborative, peace-seeking approach that has been in evidence during this elections suggests something that will have long term significance…
Perhaps the context in which we can best make sense of our lives is not an atomised, individualistic one, but rather outward looking, ‘other’ focused, collective…
Those who insist that the current system is working rely on us being complacent and our failure to look beyond the superficial
Paul Mason’s argument that we should focus on building the new system within the old offers an outline of things I sense will be important in the new landscape
Rainer Maria Rilke’s language of being in the darkness makes a useful connection between writing and exploration, the process of moving blindly towards the discovery of something new
Back in London I feel cut off from Athens, missing the conversations, the intensity, the roll ups, the sense that politics matter
Do places like Café Gijón in the 1930s, where intellectuals, writers and artists got together to talk, argue and debate exist any more? Did they ever – at least as I imagine them?