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Robots!

Robots!

by Marianne Murray – Cinema has a pattern of using robots as capitalist propaganda tools. Some play villains in cautionary tales about the horror the bosses want us to imagine will result from daring to fight back. Others are stand-ins ...

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The social roots and the social function of literature

The social roots and the social function of literature

  The following excerpts are taken from an article by Leon Trotsky, one of the leaders of the Russian revolution, written in 1923 after the working class overthrew Tsarism and capitalism. With insightful passages, Trotsky responds to crude, reductionist arguments ...

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What is capitalism? What is socialism?

What is capitalism? What is socialism?

by James Ivens Every artist wants to change the world – or at least the part of it your art can touch. You want people to know they’re not alone. You want them to live somewhere that looks better and ...

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Access, Freedom and Organisation in the arts

Access, Freedom and Organisation in the arts

  Sculptor Rob MacDonald starts to look at the threefold fight for art. Access – to the facilities and time to make and appreciate art. Freedom – from state and political control, and the interference of commercial interests. And organisation ...

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