The team behind the commemorative comic announced recently that a team of artists are working on “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force. Issue #1, New Party: Who Dis?” The title came about after AOC’s pithy reply to a former Democratis senator who said how he hoped she ‘was not the new face of the Democratic Party’, to which Alexandria replied “New party- who dis?”
It is no secret that Jim Acosta and US President Donald Trump have had more than one head-to-head during White House briefings with the press. A contentious briefing after the mid-term elections prompted Trump to suspend Acosta’s press pass, however his decision was later overturned by a federal judge.
Acosta’s book, which was being written well before Trump’s attempted ban on the CNN correspondent, will show “never-before-revealed stories of this White House’s rejection of truth, while laying out the stakes for how Trump’s hostility toward facts poses an unprecedented threat to our democracy” according to the publishers HarperCollins.
Pussy Riot became well known back in 2012 when they gave an impromptu performance of their punk prayer “Holy Shit” at a Moscow cathedral. Five of the band members broke into Christ the Saviour to perform “Holy Shit” -a condemnation of the Russian Orthodox church’s close ties to the Russian leader Vladimir Putin: “Holy Mother, Blessed Virgin- chase Putin out!” Three of them were arrested for ‘hooliganism’ and each jailed for 2 years.
For those of us who are ready to help take on toxic authoritarian governments, Nadya Tolokonnikova, founding member of Pussy Riot and feminist icon, has written her book ‘Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism’.
Every good patriarchy-smashing feminist needs it on their shelf!
A year has gone by since the sentence was passed and the teenagers have read their books and handed in their reports. Alejandra Rueda, a deputy commonwealth attorney who suggested the sentence, said “I hope that they learned the lesson that I hoped that they would learn, which was tolerance.” So have they?
By obtaining public records about banned books, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) discovered that the book had been banned from some prisons in New Jersey. The ACLU have called for the ban to be lifted, citing that it violates the rights of inmates under the first amendment to the US constitution.
Last night, the book’s author tweeted “Here we go. You can buy it (and read it) tomorrow. Thank you, Mr President.” Read More
King is prevalent on Twitter and has made no secret of his dislike of President Donald Trump, much to the annoyance of Trump fans America-wide.
The latest spat ended with the POTUS blocking King on Twitter for his negative comments, and King responded with a block of his own…
Northern Ireland and the UK now celebrate tentative success in a peace agreement, but the history of the struggle from both sides is a fascinating one. Northern Irish and British readers of a certain age will well remember the fear and news of the time, marred by many atrocities.
If you’re looking for a better understanding of this time in Ireland’s history then we have ten books that offer an insight into this time, some fiction, some nonfiction, but all fascinating and highly recommended.
Speaking from his home in Oregan, Chuck told the LES: “It does come from Fight Club. There is a line, ‘You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
75,000 New Copies to be Printed
Penguin, the publisher of classic dystopian novel 1984 has ordered a 75,000 copy reprint of the book this week in demand of a surge in sales since President Trump’s inauguration. 1984 has been long compared with political movements, but in the world of alternative facts, it seems commentators believe we have finally descended in a world of ‘newspeak’ and sales of the novel are the highest for years and it’s the Number 1 bestseller on Amazon right now. Read More