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Hell is Other LGBs
Marsha P Johnson, Stonewall activist Many of you may have seen the recent petition on change.org demanding that LGBT organisations ‘drop the T’ in »
Access, enclosure and authority: Ambition Beyond Libraries Being Open
By Katherine Quinn Recent wrangling over the future of the libraries of Birmingham have foundered on budgets, business cases, and incantations of »
Testing Times
By Charles Kowalski: The Tories say they want to increase the number of disadvantaged students in universities by 2020 (relative to 2009 »

 

NEWS

Ban The BID
By Chris Tomlinson Voting is taking place until the end of the July in Stirchley, Cotteridge, Kings Norton and Bournville to decide if a private company is to deliver services including »
Caring To Defeat The Market
By Sean Farmelo Saturday's Anti Austerity demonstration saw hundreds travelling from Birmingham and over 250,000 from across the country. We shouldn't fetishize numbers of people on »
People Before the Economy
A strong political challenge is needed to restore hope for the people of Birmingham By Elio Di Muccio “Hope is coming” was the slogan that the Greek anti-austerity party Syriza used before it »
University of Birmingham:  a hotspot for fascists
This article was published last week in the print edition, there have since been further incidents of anti-Muslim graffiti at the university which are reported on here. By Daniel Lindley In »

culture & reviews

Pride Review – DVD Release
By Chris Forster The film Pride is a heart-warming tale of solidarity between and gay rights protest group and the striking minors in South Wales. It deals with the complex weave of prejudices »
REVIEW: ‘FRAGILE’ AT THE OLD JOINT STOCK
By Leilani Rabemananjara Set up in traverse I looked down the spotlight into the eyes of Nigel Francis, already sat in character as ‘One.’ His eyes were elsewhere, his hands grasped desperately »
Catch 22 at the Rep – Stunning All Round! Five Stars
By Leander Jones I must say, as I stood outside the Rep theatre smoking a cigarette, I was more than a little skeptical about the performance I was about to watch. I had read Joseph Heller's »

SPORT

Enough is Enough!
Its time for UEFA to get tough on Serbian Football. By Jozef Brodala I am proud of my Serbian roots; my grandmother came over from Serbia just after the war to study at Birmingham and has »
Increasingly commercial Cricket is shutting out fans.
Clive Walder Edgbaston Cricket ground. Photo Wikipedia. Cricket is beginning to catch up football in terms of money pouring into the game from broadcasting rights and although a small portion »
The World Cup Groups A and B
Jozef Brodala is providing Slaney Street with full coverage of the 2014 Fifa world cup in Brazil, starting off with a round up of predictions and thoughts on the opening groups, he will also be »

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Hell is Other LGBs
Marsha P Johnson, Stonewall activist Many of you may have seen the recent petition on change.org demanding that LGBT organisations ‘drop the T’ in their acronym and no longer consider the trans »
Testing Times
By Charles Kowalski: The Tories say they want to increase the number of disadvantaged students in universities by 2020 (relative to 2009 numbers). To do this there is talk of a new assessment of »
Ban The BID
By Chris Tomlinson Voting is taking place until the end of the July in Stirchley, Cotteridge, Kings Norton and Bournville to decide if a private company is to deliver services including »