UKIP on Canvey Island :-(


UKIP were back in force on Canvey Island on Saturday – posters everywhere… black shirts on the high street. Perhaps a good time to recall these words…


“The major enemy, the strategic adversary is fascism. And not only historical fascism, the fascism of Hitler and Mussolini—which was able to mobilize and use the desire of the masses so effectively—but also the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behaviour, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.”

Come to Club Critical Theory on Sunday 3rd May – 8pm start.
Upstairs at the Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea (near Southend Central Station)

Guest speaker Jeremy Gilbert

Also, Tony D Sampson and Giles Tofield (chair Andrew Branch)

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Please circulate – PhD studentships at UEL – full tuition fees, a generous stipend and access to a research training grant


If anyone on this network wishes to put in an application around topics such as virality, contagion theory, affect theory, assemblages etc. please feel free to make contact with me here.

University of East London – Excellence PhD Studentships

University of East London (UEL) invites applications from highly qualified and motivated students, for twenty Excellence PhD Studentships starting in September 2015. The Excellence PhD Studentships are the premier postgraduate merit studentship at UEL and provides full tuition fees, a generous stipend and access to a research training grant.

UEL is an innovative academic community, delivering high-quality applied research that is impact-led, intellectually stimulating, socially relevant and for public good. In the recent REF2014, UEL was ranked in the top 10 of modern UK universities, with almost 20 per cent of its research classified as world-leading and 95 per cent deemed at least at an internationally-recognised level. The university was particularly strong in…

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Full programme for 3rd May Club Critical Theory Pre-Election Special with Jeremy Gilbert



Where is the Common Ground? Making Local Activism Work in Southend

3rd May, 2015 at 8pm

Free entry

Upstairs at the Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

The General Election on May 7th is occurring against a backdrop of relentless austerity, food poverty, tax evasion and scapegoating of groups without access to the mainstream media that marginalizes them.

Is there an alternative to this politics of despair, and if so, is collective activism the answer? Is Essex man Russell Brand right when he tells us that the system is broken and what we accept as ‘common sense’ has been imposed on us? On one hand, events in Greece and Spain show that collective responses to inequality are working. On the other hand, there is the anti-European, anti-immigration stance of populists like UKIP and Le Front National in France, whose appeal seems to resonate with the mythologized ‘man in the…

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