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Fault-lines of a Library mutual
By Friends of the Library of Birmingham In December the Business plan for a proposed Public Service mutual to run community library services »
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 »
Why won’t everyone just unite behind my party?
By Edd Bauer Andrew Walton, a PR official for the Birmingham Green Party, had an article published in the most recent paper edition of Slaney »

 

NEWS

A call to stop further privatisation of children’s services
By Jolyon Jones A packed public meeting of social workers and trade unionists launched the 'Birmingham declaration against privatisation of Children’s social care' last month. The meeting was »
An Interview with the E15 Mothers
Due to their recent incredibly successful actions on the Carpenter Estate in London the Focus E15 Mothers have been all over the news recently with their inspiring grass-roots campaign. We asked »
Library of Birmingham’s Financial Black Hole
By Joylyn Jones The new Library of Birmingham is facing short term financial difficulties and the prospect of budget cuts in 2015-16. A report to the Council’s Cabinet October meeting identified a »
THE REAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
It is apparent to everyone that the media is used for benefit of a wealthy elite, to spread fear, disinformation and distraction. There has been concerted media blackout on key issues and of key »

culture & reviews

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 »
Review: Circles at The Rep
By Blanche Pope and Lucy Whalley Circles - a play set on a bus The theme of Circles, the latest play by Rachel De-lahay, is abuse, with the women, in this case the victims of abuse, at the »

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 »

COMMENT

Why won’t everyone just unite behind my party?
By Edd Bauer Andrew Walton, a PR official for the Birmingham Green Party, had an article published in the most recent paper edition of Slaney Street. You can also read it online here. In short »
A shared struggle is our best chance of success
A response from Andrew Walton of the Birmingham Green Party The in-vogue philosopher, Slavoj Zizek, hits the nail on the head when he talks of a “shared struggle” as a means of emancipation. And »
Speaking Out Against Gender Violence, Caste oppression, and Patriarchal Authority
A submission from Bijli UK, a South Asian Women's group based in Birmingham The heinous rapes of women in India have shown the disdain men have for women generally and how women are abused and »