Tag politics

Download “The Price of Oil” Billy Bragg’s anti-war broadside

Billy Bragg. My idol. Gone digital. Back in the 80's and 90's he used to release topical ditties on 45 and on tape, and they would get around, eventually, but more often than not people would hear them as a redux on the latest outrage Margaret Thatcher had visited on people.

The no-preemptive strike on Iraq petition is a hoax

Don't get me wrong. I can't stand the idea that the United States may (once again) attack Iraq. And I'm in favour of many sorts of actions to oppose war on Iraq. But e-petitions aren't one of them. And the unicwash petition is a hoax.

How unions can keep from eating e-dust

Those of us who were pitching web sites to our respective union higher-ups three or four years ago probably stare sleeplessly at the ceiling with alarming regularity, wondering what we've gotten ourselves into now that many of us have actually got what we wanted.