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How art helped make the revolution

How art helped make the revolution

Manny Thain Revolution in Russia swept away the dictatorial rule of the tsar in February 1917. Then in October, led by the Bolshevik Party, a second revolution set up the world’s first workers’ state. Society was turned upside down as ...

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The revolutionary resilience of art

The revolutionary resilience of art

Elaine Mallon Capitalism has butchered artistic expression beyond recognition. In today’s political climate it has been reduced to its profit and investment value. Monet and Picasso have been reduced to acquisitions and investments, sought after by the super-rich and sold ...

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Interview: Holger Burner, revolutionary German rapper

Interview: Holger Burner, revolutionary German rapper

Holger Burner is a socialist rapper, activist and member of Sozialistische Alternative (Socialist Alternative) in Hamburg, Germany. He started releasing his own music in 2006, and has so far released four solo albums and one album with the rapper Albino. ...

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Sweden: ‘Idol’ strike cancelled

Sweden: ‘Idol’ strike cancelled

  A follow-up on our earlier report, ‘Idols on Strike’    Leo Nobel   The musicians’ union in Sweden, Musikerförbundet, announced on 9 December it was cancelling its strike against FremantleMedia, which produces the popular TV programme ‘Idol’.   This ...

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